Judge Sergio Moro said the asset freeze was in response to the charge that Lula accepted a bribe of a luxury beachside apartment and $1.1 million in cash from one of Brazil's biggest construction companies, Odebrecht SA.
Former Brazilian lawmaker Rodrigo Rocha Loures, a close aide and friend of President Michel Temer, was arrested in a corruption investigation that also targets the president.
Brazil's suspended president will appear before 81 senators next week to defend herself in the impeachment trial, but her opponents are confident they have more than the 54 votes needed to convict her.
Brazil's top prosecutor asks to investigate President Dilma Rousseff as part of a corruption investigation.
Brazil's Prosecutor-General asks the Supreme Court to reopen an investigation into opposition Senator Aecio Neves based on plea bargain testimony from the government's former Senate leader.
Brazil Congressional Committee recommends embattled President Rousseff's impeachment
Brazil's congressional commission report says President Dilma Rousseff should stand impeachment trial
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