Corruption-fighting Brazilian Judge Sergio Moro was named Thursday as the country’s next Justice Minister. The announcement came after a 90-minute meeting between Moro and President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. Moro became a national figure during a four-year investigation into political and corporate corruption known as the Car Wash scandal. The probe led to dozens of arrests and convictions, including that of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Moro will enjoy enhanced powers at the head of the ministry. Bolsonaro intends to merge the Justice Ministry with the current National Security Ministry. Moro will also have jurisdiction over the Federal Police. Moro has served for 22 years as a federal judge in the southern state of Paraná.
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