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Bolsonaro’s possible hangman on the Supreme Court

Justice Alexandre de Moraes is in charge of several legal cases that could cause Jair Bolsonaro's downfall

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Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes. Photo: Pedro França/Ag. Senado

During his time as a federal judge, Sergio Moro became something of an executioner figure for ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, politicians from the Workers’ Party government support base, and businessmen who made fortunes with the embezzlement of public money. He sent many of his defendants to jail — including Lula — as part of the sweeping Operation Car Wash investigations.

Some years on, another judge may become the executioner of the Brazilian president. As a justice of the Supreme Court, Alexandre de Moraes is leading three inquiries that impact upon Jair Bolsonaro on various fronts...

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