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Brazil high court: Lula can be questioned in Petrobras probe

Brazilian former President (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva delivers a speech in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on September 9, 2015Brasília (AFP) – Police in Brazil can question former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as they probe the massive money-laundering scandal at state oil giant Petrobras, the nation’s Supreme Court ruled. Brazil’s top court issued its ruling late Friday, after being petitioned last month by police to interrogate Lula, who governed the country from 2003 to 2010. Lula’s name has been mentioned in the testimony of some defendants in exchange for a reduction of their sentencing, but they also said there was no proof of the ex-president’s involvement.

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