The Federal Police indicted former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his son, Luís Cláudio, for alleged crimes of money laundering and influence peddling.
The investigation, which is fueled by Odebrecht's whistle blowing, targets payments to the sports marketing company Touchdown, owned by Luis Cláudio. According to the PF, the company would have received R $ 10 million throughout some years "despite its share capital of R $ 1 thousand."
The information was revealed by reporters Bruno Tavares and Robinson Cerântula, of TV Globo, and confirmed by the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.
The judge of the 4th Criminal Court of São Paulo, Bárbara de Lima Issepi, forward the case to one of the specialized money laundering courts.
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