May 30, 2017 / 3:02 PM / a year ago

Legal advisor to Brazil J&F no longer representing firm in leniency talks

SAO PAULO, May 30 (Reuters) - Legal firm Trench, Rossi e Watanabe is no longer representing holding company J&F Investimentos in leniency deal talks with prosecutors on the fine the company must pay for its role in a massive political graft case, a company press officer told Reuters on Tuesday.

The press representative did not give a reason for the decision. In a separate statement, J&F, parent company of meatpacker JBS SA, said negotiations had reached an impasse and that the company was hiring new lawyers. JBS’ executives have accused President Michel Temer in plea-bargain testimony of having received bribes and condoning paying off a potential witness, all of which the leader denies. (Reporting by Ana Mano; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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