BTG Pactual's Esteves did not obstruct Brazil probe, lawyer says

miércoles 25 de noviembre de 2015 10:16 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Nov 25 (Reuters) - André Esteves, the chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA who was arrested on Wednesday by Brazilian police, "certainly" did not act to obstruct investigations related to a widening corruption probe at state banks, his lawyer said.

Esteves was arrested at his home in Rio de Janeiro, the police said. Esteves remains calm and his detention was made on a temporary basis, Antonio Carlos de Almeida Castro, his lawyer, told reporters.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)