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Former Brazilian President Denounces Police Raid on Home
   2016-03-05 07:16:44    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Guo Jing

Former Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waves to supporters as he arrives at his apartment building after being detained for questioning in a federal investigation of a bribery and money laundering scheme in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 4, 2016. [Photo: CFP]

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva has denounced a police operation that raided his home and brought him in for questioning.

Da Silva was detained for three hours of questioning on Friday, as part of a federal investigation into a corruption scheme.

However, the former president says the operation led to a media spectacle instead of a serious investigation.

"All the police had to do was tell me that they were coming, but sadly, they decided to act with presumptuousness, arrogance, in a show, a spectacle of pyrotechnics. While the lawyers knew nothing, some media outlets already knew what was going to happen."

Authorities are investigating Da Silva on claims of bribery and money laundering. He has been accused of receiving illegal kickbacks and using illicit campaign funds.

The former president has denied any wrongdoing.

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