13 November 2012

BRASIL: UPDATE: Lula's Closest Aide Dirceu...Gets 11 Years In Prison For Vote Buying.


     Popular President Lula da Silva's closest aide...Jose Dirceu...was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for vote buying...and a fine of $330,000.
     The Supreme Court convicted Dirceu of congressional vote buying before and during the first 2 years of Lula's 1st term...from 2002-2004.
     For nearly 20 years...Dirceu worked for Lula's party...finally getting him elected in 2003.
     Once touted as Lula's successor...Dirceu was forced to resign in 2005.