Brazil’s Silva denounces detention in corruption probe

March 5, 2016 6:10 AM

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police questioned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for about four hours in an investigation into a sprawling corruption case involving state-run oil company Petrobras that has ensnared some of the country’s top lawmakers and wealthiest businessmen.

The once-immensely popular president, who governed from 2003 to 2010, angrily denounced the Friday morning raid on his home by police to detain him as part of a campaign to sully his image, that of his party and that of his hand-picked successor, President Dilma Rousseff.

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