Brazil anti-graft judge accepts Bolsonaro’s offer to lead justice ministry

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro, a crusading anti-corruption judge, said on Thursday he had accepted an offer from far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to lead the justice ministry, drawn by the chance to implement a broad agenda to combat graft and organized crime.

Moro, who led the so-called “Operation Car Wash” resulting in a 12-year bribery sentence for former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said he would hand over the reins of that sprawling investigation to other judges to avoid controversy.

Categories: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s