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Brazil Lula’s Brother: ‘Dad Would Pull His Ear for Lying’

Brazil’s orthodox Finance Minister Antonio Palocci was linked to the corruption scandal of the ruling Workers Party by a former aide who claims he received money from a trash collection company when he was mayor of Ribeirão Preto, in the interior of São Paulo state.

Solicitor Rogério Buratti claimed before the Attorney General Office that when Mr. Palocci was mayor he received monthly payments equivalent of US$ 21,000 from the company responsible for the city’s garbage disposal.


Apparently the money was then handed to the former Treasurer of the Workers Party, Delúbio Soares who admitted before the Brazilian Congress he managed a parallel accountancy with which political campaigns were financed.


Mr. Palocci was mayor of Ribeirão Preto, 300 kilometers to the northeast of São Paulo city for two periods (1993/96 and 2000/01), when he left the Town Hall to become President Lula da Silva’s Finance Minister.


Allegedly payments were done during his second mandate as mayor.


Buratti who is currently under arrest for money laundering and destroying evidence in an extortion case involving a lottery and games corporation, was Cabinet Chief of Mr. Palocci during this first period and later legislative advisor to President Lula da Silva’s former Cabinet Chief José Dirceu, who was forced to resign because of his involvement in the Workers Party bribes for votes scheme.


One of the companies which made payments to Mr. Palocci according to Buratti was Leão Leão, where he worked as legal advisor.


Mr. Buratti made the claims after having reached an agreement with the Attorney General Office, which privileges witnesses who collaborate with the prosecution. The allegations had an immediate impact in Brazil’s markets with the São Paulo stock exchange plunging 2,8% and the Real losing 4% against the US dollar.


So far financial markets had remained immune to the Brazilian political crisis because the barrage of claims and accusations had not involved President Lula da Silva or Finance Minister Palocci, which are considered the guarantors of the current economy program continuity.


But according to financial analysts if the political crisis sweeps away with Mr. Palocci it will be virtually impossible to avoid the advance of uncertainty to markets.


Furthermore Jackson da Silva, one of the president’s 15 brothers said he believed it was “impossible” Lula da Silva did not know what was happening around him.


“Dirceu and Soares have been with my brother for years. My wife can cheat on me for a month, but not years and years,” underlined Jackson da Silva.


“If Dad were alive he would have pulled his ear for not saying the truth”.


Mercopress – www.mercopress.com

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  • Guest

    eu
    Vai tomarno cu seus filho da puta!!!!!

  • Guest

    Chimp Keol is not Brazilian
    He is a gay Muslim

  • Guest

    Why????
    So why is the bastard naming Bush a criminal does not name the other 49 other presidents ????

    Why? Because Chimp Keol is an ignorant gay Muslim that thinks Al Queda and Bin Laden can do no wrong. If we are lucky he will become a suicide bomber and kill his computer.

    he he he he he he he
    Everyone fuck Chimp Keol “slowly”

  • Guest

    !!!!!!!
    He had no grade !!!!
    He should be given one medal…..chief and master of…lies and corruption !!!!

    One of his brother said it all : his father would not be proud of him…..by now !!!!!

  • Guest

    What what grade did lula drop out of?

  • Guest

    !!!!!
    Brazi was not a coalition member !

    But 49 other countries were/are members !!!!

    So why is the bastard naming Bush a criminal does not name the other 49 other presidents ????

    He is so uncleaver and uneducated…that he could not find the name of the countries and the name of their Presidents !!!!

  • Guest

    !!!!!
    Finally one that has a common sense.

    Before being elected President, Lula was a leader of the PT party. And as a leader he knew of all the corruptions and probably directed and managed some…directly and personally !!!!

    After the election…even without being directly involved…he obviously could only now what was happening..as he named his previous party leaders to ministerial jobs !

    It is not because of his silence or his statements that he his not involved and that he did not know……that he is not guilty.

    Tax cheaters, criminals, corrupted etc etc never recgnize they did something wrong until evidences come as proofs. This is exactly what happened with the people who know recognize…finally.

    Lula and his gang did everything to not have the investigation opened !! Why….?????because they knew they did wrong…on many occasions…and they did not want the opposition and the citizens find out their unlawfull activities…of the many previous years !!!!!

    Every innocent people would have been ready and would have even proposed to open an investigation…if innocent he knew he was.

    Lula and his gang…did the exavt opposite !!!! WHY ?????

    Smile……

    Why does he ask citizens to pardon ?

    This is just a cover up story !

    His lieutenants, like body guards, are protecting him !

    They protect the chief….of the gang !!!!

  • Guest

    George Bush
    the War Criminal

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