Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva this Tuesday accused the special anti-corruption team in the “Lava Jato” case of organizing a “gang” because they did not tolerate his “daring” to involve the poorest in the country in state affairs.
“I gave this country sovereignty. The crime I committed was daring to allow the poor to participate in the Federation’s budgets so that they can have breakfast, lunch and dinner every day,” he said.
“As I know that you want to cancel this part of Brazilian history, it is my job to defend this legacy,” said the former president during an interview with the Brazilian newspaper “Diario do Centro do Mundo”.
Lula has referred to the public prosecutor’s latest lawsuit against him for an alleged crime of money laundering through donations he would have received from the Odebrecht company to the detriment of the state oil company as a “farce” and “lie” to Petrobras.