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World Ex-Brazilian President Silva convicted of corruption

22:40  12 july  2017
22:40  12 july  2017 Source:   ap.org

Soccer player pulled from Lake Tahoe in critical condition

  Soccer player pulled from Lake Tahoe in critical condition A player for the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team was pulled from Lake Tahoe in critical condition. Matheus Silva was swimming on the Fourth of July when he had to be rescued. He was resuscitated and taken to a nearby hospital.The 20-year-old was later flown to a hospital in Reno, which didn't immediately release his condition Wednesday. He was in critical but stable condition Tuesday.Silva is a midfielder for the Earthquakes. He is on loan to the club's affiliate, Reno 1868 FC.The soccer club beat the LA Galaxy II Monday night, but Silva didn't play in the 9-0 win.

A Brazilian court has upheld the conviction of the former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for corruption and money laundering, in a ruling that complicates his plans “There are legal formalities that will let President Lula start the electoral process even though he has been convicted ,” Batini said.

Brazil 's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted and sentenced to nine years and six months in prison for corruption and money laundering. Judge Sergio Moro announced the decision in the Brazilian city of Curitiba.

FILE - In this July 5, 2017 file photo, Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the inauguration ceremony for the new leadership of the Workers' Party, with ousted President Dilma Rousseff, behind, in Brasilia, Brazil. A Brazilian federal judge has convicted the former president of corruption and money laundering on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File): Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is shown on July 5 at the inauguration ceremony for the new leadership of the Workers' Party in Brasilia, Brazil. © The Associated Press Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is shown on July 5 at the inauguration ceremony for the new leadership of the Workers' Party in Brasilia, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted of corruption and money laundering on Wednesday and sentenced to nine and a half years in jail. Silva will remain free while an appeal is heard.

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He was accused of receiving a beachfront apartment as a kickback from construction company OAS. Prosecutors also alleged OAS did repairs to the apartment and paid to store Silva's belongings.

San Jose Earthquakes player Matheus Silva in critical condition after being revived following near-drowning

  San Jose Earthquakes player Matheus Silva in critical condition after being revived following near-drowning San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Matheus Silva is in “critical but stable” condition after he had to be revived from a near-drowning incident at Lake Tahoe on the Fourth of July. Silva was swimming in the cold water of Lake Tahoe when he called out for help, then went under water.

Judge Moro, the judge who convicted him, is often cited as Mr. da Silva ’s closest rival in hypothetical matchups in the presidential race, though Judge Moro has ruled out running for office. Ex - President of Brazil Faces New Corruption Charges. Oct.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted of corruption and money laundering on Wednesday, the most high-profile conviction yet in a sweeping graft investigation that has jailed dozens of the Latin American country’s elite.

The former president has said the charges are completely unfounded. The case is part of a massive corruption investigation that has roiled Brazilian politics and that has seen business executives and elite politicians jailed.

"The present conviction does not bring this judge any personal satisfaction. Quite the contrary, it is regrettable that a former president be criminally convicted," federal Judge Sergio Moro wrote in his decision. "It doesn't matter how high you are, the law is still above you."

Moro said he did not order Silva's immediate arrest because the conviction of a president is such a serious matter that he felt an appeal should be heard first.

Silva, who was president between 2003 and 2010, is leading polls for next year's presidential election. The case will now be heard by a group of magistrates. If they uphold the conviction, Brazilian law says that Silva would be barred from seeking office.

Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft case .
<p>Brazil's central bank has frozen four bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva due to his recent conviction on corruption charges, the federal judge overseeing the case said Wednesday.</p>The assets in question amount to more than 600,000 Brazilian reals ($190,000), according to the office of Sergio Moro, who last week sentenced Silva to 9½ years in prison in connection with a sprawling graft probe involving state-run oil giant Petrobras.

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