Sérgio Moro: Corruption in Brazil is “systemic, deep and pervasive”

Arriving to a mixture of raucous applause and booing, the Brazilian judge leading the Car Wash investigation into a kickback scheme involving scores of key businessmen and politicians defended the use of preventive pre-trial detention at a panel discussion in London on Saturday.

Sérgio Moro: Corruption in Brazil is “systemic, deep and pervasive” José Eduardo Cardozo (l.) and Sérgio Moro (r.) traded blows on pre-trial detention. , Facebook/Brazil Forum

Sérgio Moro was responding to comments by co-panellist and former justice minister and attorney general José Eduardo Cardozo, who criticised the practice of imprisoning suspects before they stand trial. “You should wait until someone has been convicted before punishing them," said Cardozo, adding that 50% of Brazil’s prison population is now made up of inmates who haven’t yet stood trial.

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