SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he wants to nominate crusading anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro to either the Supreme Court or to serve as his justice minister.
Bolsonaro made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with TV Record. Moro is the judge leading the “Car Wash” trials that have convicted scores of high level politicians and business elite for a sprawling graft scheme. Among those Moro convicted was former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Moro did not immediately reply to an emailed request for comment.
Reporting by Brad Brooks; Editing by Chris Reese