Sergio Moro

Federal Judge Sergio Moro speaks during a business meeting promoted by Business Leaders Group (LIDE) in Sao Paulo Brazil on September 24 2015. Moro is in charge of the investigation on oil giant Petrobras corruption scandal. AFP PHOTO / Nelson ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)Nelson Almeida — AFP/Getty Images
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    Federal Judge
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Moro, a 42-year-old telegenic federal judge, is the main protagonist in Brazil’s real-life edition of The Untouchables. Moro has led the prosecution of a brazen corruption scheme that siphoned $3 billion from Petrobras, the national oil company, to the pockets of politicians and officials. President Dilma Rousseff risks impeachment, and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s reputation is in tatters. And more important: The passive coexistence with corruption long endemic in Latin America is becoming a habit of the past.

Moisés Naím, distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace