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Brazil anti-graft judge accepts Bolsonaro's offer to lead justice ministry

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Brazil anti-graft judge accepts Bolsonaro's offer to lead justice ministry

Brazil anti-graft judge accepts Bolsonaro's offer to lead justice ministry
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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 organised 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.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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