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Brazil Prosecutors Charge Lula's Former Chief of Staff

A top aide to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva when he was president was charged with corruption, money laundering and racketeering on Friday, making him one of the most senior members of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party targeted by prosecutors in a massive kickback scandal. Jose Dirceu, who was Lula's chief of staff between 2003 and 2005, was arrested on Aug. 3 and prosecutors say he was a key architect of a price-fixing and political kickback scheme at state-run oil firm Petroleo...

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