April 6, 2018 / 8:25 PM / in 10 months

Brazil's Lula in talks to surrender to federal police: source

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva inside a car in Sao Paulo, Brazil April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s legal team is negotiating his surrender with federal police to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for bribery, a source with knowledge of the talks said on Friday.

Lula remained holed up inside the headquarters of a steelworkers union in metropolitan Sao Paulo with aides and allies, ignoring the federal judge’s deadline of 5 p.m. (2000 GMT) to turn himself in to authorities.

Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Editing by Sandra Maler

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