Joesley Batista surrenders to authorities in JBS scandalStaff Writer | September 11, 2017
Brazilian federal police raided the home of billionaire Joesley Batista, who surrendered to authorities the previous day after losing immunity from prosecution amid a corruption scandal.
Brazil Federal police raided the home of billionaire Batista
J&F is the company through which Batista and his older brother Wesley control JBS SA, the world’s No. 1 meatpacker, two people familiar with the situation said on Monday, Reuters reported.
Another raid was conducted at the Rio de Janeiro home of Marcelo Miller, a former federal prosecutor who allegedly helped Batista craft a May plea bargain deal, said the sources who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
Among the evidence they provided to prosecutors was a recording of Brazilian President Michel Temer allegedly endorsing hush payments to a possible witness in a graft probe. Temer has repeatedly denied the accusations. ■