Dilma had even named him her new chief of staff, so he wouldn’t be prosecuted. So much for that:
Brazil High Court Strips Ex-President Lula da Silva of Privileged Standing. Former leader’s corruption case is referred back to crusading judge Sergio Moro
The decision late Monday by Justice Teori Zavascki effectively strips Mr. da Silva of privileged legal protection reserved for high-ranking officials. The move increases the likelihood that Mr. da Silva, still Brazil’s most towering political figure, could be arrested in connection with a blockbuster corruption probe centered on state oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro SA or Petrobras.
Since judge Zavascki determined that Lula is no longer a sitting politician, he can be investigated by judge Moro’s court.