Before being driven away by authorities, the 72-year-old addressed supporters who had camped outside the Metalworkers Union of Sao Bernardo do Campo, where da Silva launched his political career four decades ago and where his career in politics appeared to come to an end after a televised standoff this weekend.
His legal troubles have left Brazil's October presidential race - in which he was the frontrunner - wide open, with analysts saying there is now room for out-of-the-box candidates, including a deeply religious conservative decried by the left for his stance on woman, gays and lesbians.
Moro sentenced Lula to 91/2 years in prison, and an appeals court raised the jail term to 12 years and one month.
Lula's several requests to stay out of jail until he had exhausted all appeals against his corruption conviction were rejected.
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is in police custody after a tense showdown with supporters who tried to block him leaving a union building.
Da Silva, who Brazilians simply call "Lula", did no such thing.
"Their dream is for me not to run, their other dream is to see my picture in prison", Lula da Silva said Saturday.
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Orban himself voted early on Sunday morning with his wife at a school in the leafy Zugliget suburb of Budapest. The centre-left Socialists meanwhile were on 14% in Friday's poll and not thought to pose a threat to Fidesz.
He was flown to the city of Curitiba in a small plane after handing himself over to police in Sao Paulo at 8.30 p.m.
Mauricio Santoro, a political science professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, said that by not complying with the order on Friday da Silva "wanted to demonstrate strength and popularity, showing that he is a political leader capable of gathering a crowd in his support". "The prosecutors lied", said da Silva, as a few thousand supporters cheered.
Last year, Moro convicted da Silva of trading favors with a construction company in exchange for the promise of a beachfront apartment.
Universally known as Lula, Lula da Silva is a founding member of Brazil's only socialist political party, Partido dos Trabalhadores, the Workers' Party.
His everyman style and unvarnished speeches electrified masses and eventually won him two terms as president, from 2003 to 2011, when he oversaw robust economic growth and falling inequality amid a commodities boom.
The first day of Lula's12-year sentence marked the downfall of once one of the world's most popular politicians.
Investigators uncovered a major scheme in which construction companies essentially formed a cartel that doled out inflated contracts from state oil company Petrobras, paying billions in kickbacks to politicians and businessmen. Rare exceptions have been made in the past, and the final decision would be made by the highest electoral court if and when Lula officially files to be a candidate.
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Tuesday afternoon, a Marine helicopter went down in Southern California, presumably killing all four crew members onboard. It was later determined that the F-16, which the pilot safely ejected from, crashed because of an equipment malfunction.
"Those who condemn me without proof know that I am innocent and I governed honestly", Lula said in a video message to his supporters.
Lula accused the judiciary and Brazil's most powerful media conglomerate of assisting a right-wing coup with the ultimate aim of preventing him from competing in the race.
Today, anyone convicted and losing a first appeal - which is Lula's case - has to conduct any further appeals in prison.
Officials from the Unified Workers' Central (CUT), Brazil's largest trade union federation, said they were expecting dozens of convoys to arrive, bringing in supporters from across the country.
Speaking to supporters from a memorial for his late wife, Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, he said his arrest is politically motivated and that "history will prove" that he is not guilty.
Curitiba, in the south of Brazil, is the base for the country's huge "Car Wash" anti-corruption operation in which Lula is the biggest scalp so far.
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Furthermore, as well as Russian state-owned firms, such as Rosoboroneksport and the Russian Financial Corporation Bank (RFC Bank). McMaster used his final public remarks before retiring Tuesday to publicly call for a tougher line on Russian Federation .