Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a two-term president, sentenced to nine and a half years in prison in first of five graft trials

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who rose from childhood poverty to become a two-term president, has been convicted on corruption charges in the first of five graft trials he faces.

He was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison, but will remain free on appeal.

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