Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Former Brazilian President, Convicted of Corruption

By Jeffrey T. LewisFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

SÃO PAULO -- Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was convicted convicted Wednesday on corruption charges stemming from the Car Wash graft probe, the massive investigation into corruption centered on state-owned oil company Petróleo Brasileiro.

Mr. da Silva has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. His representatives couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

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Judge Sergio Moro sentenced Mr. da Silva to nine years and six months, a spokeswoman for the judge said.

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July 12, 2017 13:56 ET (17:56 GMT)