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Lawyers Ask Judges Not to Jail Brazil's Ex-president

Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva asked a group of judges not to arrest the former Brazilian president if his conviction on corruption and money-laundering charges is upheld Wednesday. A defense document filed Monday night and seen by The Associated Press shows da Silva will also appeal to higher courts if his sentence of 9½ years in prison is not annulled. "On the off chance that all requests made [to annul the sentence] are rejected, we ask the defendant to be assured...

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