Silva will now serve a 12-year sentence for corruption.
As per the media reports, earlier on Friday, Silva took a refuge in a union building after avoiding a court deadline in connection with the surrender.
He was convicted of receiving a renovated beachfront apartment approximately worth of $1.1million as a bribe from an engineering firm.
Silva's ownership of the apartment had reportedly not been proven yet. Further his prime supporter, the chairman of the engineering firm, is himself convicted of corruption charges.
He was a front-runner in the presidential elections of Brazil which are slated to be held in October this year. (ANI)