October 29, 2018 / 10:51 PM / 10 months ago

Brazil's president-elect wants 'Car Wash' judge in cabinet or top court

Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro waits to cast his vote in Curitiba, Brazil October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer/File Photo

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

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