Brazil court okays probe of Lula in criminal corruption ring

Lula faces corruption trialBrasília (AFP) – Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva will be probed for alleged membership in a crime ring that organized the mass looting of the state oil company Petrobras, the Supreme Court said Thursday. Justice Teori Zavascki authorized the inclusion of Lula — who already faces related corruption charges — in a group of politicians suspected of organizing an embezzlement ring at Petrobras.

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