Judge Carmo Antonio de Souza, a magistrate in the Brazilian state of Amapá, appeared half-naked before the start of an Amapá State Court of Justice video conference streamed on Zoom on April 7.
He left viewers stunned after he appeared half-naked during a live-streamed court hearing.
The 52-year-old judge was part of a video call with other judges from the State Court in Amapa who are all working from home during the coronavirus lockdown.
Shockingly and perhaps unbeknown to him, he was seen on video taking a sip from his glass while staring at the computer screen as the other six court officials dressed in business attire.
Realising his folly, he walked away and returned to the meeting with a buttoned dress shirt before the 1186th Ordinary Session of the Single Chamber was held.
He was later cleared of any wrong doing on the matter. “The occurrence of incidents such as what happened is perfectly understandable,” the Amapá State Court of Justice said in a statement.
The court argued it was accidental — and noted it was for mere seconds before the judge returned suitably dressed.