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Brazil’s Former President Lula to Stand Trial for Corruption and Money Laundering

Prosecutors have called him the corruption scandal's "maximum commander"

(RIO DE JANEIRO) — A Brazilian judge has ruled that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will stand trial on charges of money laundering and corruption.

Judge Sergio Moro said Tuesday there is enough evidence to start a judicial process against Lula, his wife and six others in a widening corruption probe centered on the country’s huge state-run oil company, Petrobras.

Prosecutors have called Lula the “maximum commander” of the Petrobras graft scandal that has rocked Brazil.

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