Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva served as Brazil's President from 2003-11
He was charged as part of a wide-ranging anti-corruption investigation
(CNN)Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former President, was found guilty Wednesday of corruption and money laundering charges, a representative of the federal court in Parana state told CNN.
Brazilian Federal Judge Sergio Moro sentenced Lula da Silva to nine-and-a-half years in jail. He will remain free during his appeal, and faces corruption, obstruction of justice and money laundering charges in four other court cases.