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Lula's defense asks for access to Odebrecht files in Switzerland

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 11, 2020
The defense of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva filed a request in Switzerland to gain access to the original files of the Odebrecht company that could lead today to the innocence of the former president or to illegalities of the Lava Jato operation.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
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According to reporters Jamil Chad and Vinicius Konchinski, of the UOL news website, the lawyers for the Workers' Party founder argue that Lava Jato used manipulated files when investigating the ex-metallurgic, an accusation that the judicial working group denies.

Topics: Lula Odebrecht

The UOL report states that the 'defensive investigation' of the former workers' leader requested documents from Odebrecht and the Justice Ministry, besides starting consultations in Switzerland.

Lula was condemned twice by the Federal Justice of the southern state of Parana. Once for the so-called triplex case of Guaruja and another for the Atibaia site. The former president also faces a lawsuit in the city of Curitiba for alleged bribery to the Lula Institute.

The former president always responds that he is innocent of all the charges brought by the Federal Prosecutor's Office of Parana. In both cases he appeals to the higher courts to try to reverse his sentences.

Lula's defense hopes that the 'defensive investigation' can gather evidence to be used in the appeals.

In Switzerland, the initial assessment is that access to the original files will allow Lula's defense to compare them with those used by the prosecution.