Brazil ex-president, Fernando Collor de Mello, has been reportedly sentenced to eight years and ten months in prison for brib£ry and money l@undering.
German news agency (dpa) reports that the 73-year-old ex-president was sentenced by Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday, June 1.
Collor de Mello, who was the president from March 1990 until December 1992, received around 30 million reais (US$6 million) in bribes from a subsidiary of state-run oil company Petrobras, according to the court.
Brazil’s current President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sentenced to a long prison term in 2017 for corr¥ption and money laundering and spent 580 days in prison. The Supreme Court later overturned the sentence.