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Top Aide Corruption Case Prompts Brazil to Ask What Lula Knew

Could one of the most powerful figures in Brazil’s ruling Workers' Party go to jail?

Jose Dirceu, chief of staff to former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is often called the godfather of the party. Now he is one of the accused in a notorious corruption case that after seven years has finally reached the Supreme Court, which has exclusive jurisdiction to try high officials. The trial is being seen as a watershed in the development of Brazil's democracy and an acid test for its judiciary.