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Former Brazilian President, Silva, Convicted Of Corruption

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

A federal judge has Jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption and money laundering and sentenced him to nine and a half years in jail.

Silva will remain free while an appeal is heard.

Silva was accused of receiving a beachfront apartment as a kickback from construction company OAS.

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The case is part of a massive corruption investigation that has roiled Brazilian politics that has seen business executives and elite politicians jailed.

Silva was president between 2003 and 2010.

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