Lula da Silva's attorneys claim that he has never been the owner of the Santa Bárbara estate in Atibaia (São Paulo). His defense is detailed in the 1,643 pages of the 'final allegations' submitted to the Curitiba Federal Court. The former Brazilian president and 12 other defendants are charged with corruption and money laundering.
Federal Judge Gabriela Hardt has given former President Dilma Rousseff access to Operation Lava Jato's main inquiries. The procedure gave rise to the investigation, in Curitiba, which had its first phase on March the 14th, 2014.
Members of the first echelon of the Michel Temer's government say the president has decided not to sign the decree granting a Christmas pardon this year. The decision on the matter will be for the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), who takes over the country in two days.