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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.

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