Brazil's iconic ex-leader Lula to be tried for corruption

martes 20 de septiembre de 2016 16:50 GYT

SAO PAULO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's iconic former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will stand trial on corruption charges, a crusading federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Judge Sergio Moro said that Lula, the most powerful political force in Brazil during the last two decades, will be judged for allegedly accepting 3.7 million reais ($1.11 million) in bribes connected to the sweeping kickback probe at state-run oil company Petrobras.

(Reporting by Brad Brooks; Editing by Daniel Flynn)