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RIO DE JANEIRO – A Brazilian judge has ruled that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will stand trial on charges of money laundering and corruption.
Judge Sergio Moro said Tuesday there is enough evidence to start a judicial process against Silva, his wife and six others in a widening corruption probe centered on the country's huge state-run oil company, Petrobras.
Prosecutors have called Silva the "maximum commander" of the Petrobras graft scandal that has rocked Brazil.