A federal task force is probing the suspected involvement of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with construction companies being investigated in the corruption-kickback probe that has engulfed state-owned oil company Petrobras.
Deltan Dallagnol is the prosecutor coordinating the task force.
Dallagnol said in a letter sent to the Supreme Court on Monday that while Silva was in office he allegedly received “benefits” from the construction companies involving a country home and a luxury seaside apartment in Sao Paulo state.
The prosecutor said the task force is investigating if the construction companies paid for the renovation of the two properties and if the money was part of a laundering scheme. The São Paulo based Lula Institute said Silva has nothing to hide nor fears being investigated.