The sentence of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the case of Atibaia site (SP) It shall be issued only in 2019. Lula is the defendant in criminal proceedings dealing with the reforms made in the property, which was attended by his family.
In the process, Lula and more 12 defendants respond to accusations of corruption and money laundering, including entrepreneurs and Marcelo Emílio Odebrecht and Leo Pinheiro, da OAS, and the farmer José Carlos Bumlai.
In the order made on Thursday (22), Judge Gabriela Hardt ended the proceedings of the case and set the day 7 January 2019 as the last day for the lawyers of the former president deliver the closing arguments, last stage before sentencing. From the onset of lawyers, the sentence for conviction or acquittal may be issued.
In the same decision, the magistrate said he should be responsible for the 13th Federal Court in Curitiba at least until 30 April 2019. The judge replaced the former holder, Sergio Moro, who will occupy the post of justice minister in the government of President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, from January 1.
In testimony given last week, Lula denied having knowledge of the reforms in place. The defense of the former president also reaffirmed that the property site Santa Barbara, "Belongs in fact and law to the family Bittar, as abundant documentation contained in the process. "