Federal judge in the city of Curitiba, Sergio Fernando Moro has risen to prominence overseeing some of Brazil's most important international financial crime cases over the last decade – including Operation Lava Jato

Operation Lava Jato is a sprawling corruption investigation covering at least 10 separate criminal cases. Many of the allegations involve current or former officials at Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras, scores of politicians, and several of the country's largest construction firms.

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