Brazilian ex-President Lula denies corruption charges

September 16, 2016

Brazilian ex-President Lula is going to defense himself, the former leader of the country says he intends to fully cooperate with prosecutors. The 70-year-old man vigorously denied charges of corruption. 

Brazil’s ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been accused on corruption, his wife was also connected with the ownership of a luxury apartment. On Wednesday, during Lula’s first official public statement, ex-President denied all the accusation and informed public that he intends to co-operate with prosecutors to clear all the indictments were made against him.

The 70-year-old Lula insists that the charges are pure fabrication, which aimed to derail his second run for the Presidential Office in 2018. Mr. Lula said he’s innocent and easy prove it, if not he just would “walk to the police station and hand myself in.”

Lula da Silva was the President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, during that period he faced allegations of bribery in the state-run oil company Petrobras. A criminal conviction would render him ineligible for office for 8 years.

President Rousseff and former President Lula da Silva
President Rousseff and former President Lula da Silva

Ex-President Lula positioned himself as popular working-class one, after Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment prosecutors reminded him all his old sins.