Federal prosecutors presented money-laundering charges against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

He is accused of getting BRL 4M in kickbacks from the Odebrecht constructioin group.
Lula's former Finance Minister, Antonio Palocci, and the former president of the Lula Institute, also face charges in the same case.
Last month, a panel of three justices considered that former judge and Justice Minister Sergio Moro decision to attach the testimony of Lula’s former Finance Minister Antonio Palocci was biased and unfair.

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