巴西一名法官命令前总统路易斯·伊纳西奥·卢拉·达席尔瓦(Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva)星期五下午之前向南部城市库里奇巴的当局自首，开始因腐败罪而被判处12年监禁的服刑。
Former Brazilian President Ordered to Jail
A Brazilian judge has ordered former President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva to surrender to authorities in the southern city of Curitiba by Friday afternoon to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence on a corruption conviction.
The arrest warrant was issued just hours after Brazil's top court, the Supreme Federal Tribunal, voted 6-5 to deny a request by da Silva to stay out of prison while he appealed the conviction.
In a statement, Federal judge Sergio Moro said he was giving da Silva the opportunity to come in of his own accord because he had been president of the nation.
Da Silva was found guilty last year of taking bribes in the form of major renovations on an oceanfront apartment, in return for steering contracts to a construction company. An appeals court upheld the verdict in January.
Da Silva says the corruption charges against him are politically motivated and designed to keep him running for president again in October's election. Despite his conviction and six other pending corruption trials, he is leading in opinion polls. His Workers' Party (PT) described the ruling as "a tragic day for democracy and Brazil".
Ex-Fishing Boat Captain Guilty of Dumping Oily Waste into Pacific
A former fishing boat captain is facing up to six years in prison for deliberately dumping oily slops into the Pacific Ocean.
A jury in Seattle convicted Randall Fox on Thursday for violating the federal Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.
He also faces a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced.
A crewmember on his boat videotaped Fox dumping waste and turned the tape over to prosecutors.
The Justice Department says Fox's father was also convicted of a pollution- related crime last year.