Lula will be questioned by Moro's substitute on the 14th

FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks at his book launch event in Sao Paulo, Brazil March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

Former President Lula da Silva, arrested in Curitiba for corruption and money laundering, will be questioned on November 14 by the judge who replaces Sérgio Moro

The interrogation will be face-to-face and led by Judge Gabriela Hardt, who now conducts the operation in place of Moro, future Justice Minister of President Jair Bolsonaro.

Lula will answer for the alleged fees paid by OAS and Odebrecht in the form of renovations to a site in Atibaia in exchange for contracts with Petrobras. Lula's defense keeps the claim that the property does not belong to the former president and that the complaint is part of a political persecution.

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