Charges filed against Brazil’s Lula

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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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