FILE PHOTO: Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil’s leftist Staff Occasion (PT), speaks throughout a information convention throughout a runoff election in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Picture
(Reuters) – A Sao Paulo state courtroom convicted Fernando Haddad, who was the runner-up in Brazil’s presidential elections final 12 months, of mismanaging marketing campaign accounts when he ran for mayor of Sao Paulo six years earlier.
Beneath the phrases of the sentence, Haddad, who represented the left-wing Staff’ Occasion however in the end misplaced to President Jair Bolsonaro, will likely be obliged to spend his nights in jail however be allowed out of jail throughout sure hours through the day. Haddad’s protection stated it will enchantment the preliminary ruling.
Courtroom paperwork stated his marketing campaign workforce introduced 258 false expense claims for companies by printing corporations that would by no means have carried out them primarily based on their variety of staff, paper provides or electrical energy consumption.
Reporting by Ricardo Brito in Brasilia; Writing by Gabriela Mello; Modifying by Rosalba O’Brien