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Brazil’s Lula, BTG’s Esteves Accused of Obstructing Justice

  • Prosecutors said the accusation is related to Carwash probe
  • Former senator Amaral, other four people face same accusation
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Brazilian prosecutors have accused former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the co-founder of BTG Pactual SA, Andre Esteves, of trying to obstruct the sweeping corruption probe known as Carwash.

The federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement Thursday it filed the formal accusation with the Federal District’s justice system. In the filing, prosecutors accused five others of obstruction as well, including former Senator Delcidio do Amaral. Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot previously made the same accusation, according to the statement.