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On Tuesday former Presidents Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff along with fellow Workers Party members were charged with forming a criminal organization. They are the latest accusations in Brazil’s sprawling corruption scandal. The prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, alleged that eight members of the Workers Party, including Lula and Rousseff, committed a series of crimes involving state-owned oil firm Petrobras. The crimes include cartel formation, corruption and money laundering. They were the first criminal charges to be leveled against Rousseff. Rousseff was impeached in 2016 for breaking budgetary laws.

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