Brazil's anti-corruption judge says massive probe near end

AP News
Posted: Oct 02, 2017 4:28 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian judge overseeing a massive corruption probe into billions of dollars in kickbacks says the investigation is nearing an end.

Judge Sergio Moro isn't setting a timeline for when the "Car Wash" probe will wrap up. However, he says he is personally "a bit tired" of the work and believes it is in its final phases.

Moro spoke to journalists Monday in Sao Paulo after receiving an award from Notre Dame University.

Launched in March 2014, the sprawling investigation has ensnared many of Brazil's elite and spawned related probes that have expanded nationwide and to several Latin American nations.

On Monday, Moro also ruled out a political career despite garnering some support in preference polls one year ahead of Brazil's presidential election.