Brazilian prosecutors are filing charges against ex-President Lula da Silva in a money laundering investigation, officials say.
He denies any wrongdoing and says the charges are politically-motivated.
The accusations are part of a major corruption investigation at the state oil company, Petrobras.
Lula and his wife, Marisa Leticia, face questions over the alleged ownership of a sea-front penthouse in the exclusive resort of Guaruja.
The charges still have to be formally accepted by a judge.
Prosecutors have announced a news conference for later on Thursday.
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