Brazil’s New Justice Minister Vows to Fight Corruption, Organized Crime

Sergio Moro said he accepted position to make sure the Lava Jato investigations would continue and denied the invitation was reward for incarcerating ex-president Lula.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In his first press conference after accepting the position of Justice Minister in the new Bolsonaro Administration, federal judge Sergio Moro said the invitation had nothing to do with the conviction of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and stated his focus would remain on battling corruption and organized crime.

"This [invitation] has nothing to do with the case of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. He was convicted and imprisoned because he committed a crime and not because of the elections," said the judge, referring to criticism . . .

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