The police operation against the Car Wash hackers, explained

spoofing car wash the intercept

Since early June, news website The Intercept has published a series of private messages between the two main figures of Operation Car Wash: federal judge (now Justice Minister) Sergio Moro and lead prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol. The conversations showed a relationship between prosecution and judge that is far closer than Brazilian laws allow. 

Judges are supposed to be neutral umpires, but Mr. Moro appears on multiple occasions to be quarterbacking the prosecution’s work, counseling on how to present evidence and giving tips on witnesses who would be damning to defendants.

Since the leaks first emerged, both...

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