May 12, 2017 / 1:50 PM / a year ago

Brazil authorities seek ex-J&F CEO Batista for questioning- police source

SAO PAULO, May 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities on Friday issued a warrant to bring in for questioning Joesley Batista, the former chief executive of holding company J&F, which controls the world’s largest meatpacker JBS, a police source said.

Authorities also issued a warrant to question Luciano Coutinho, the former head of state development bank BNDES , as part of a probe into loans by the lender to JBS, the source said. Both men are believed to currently be outside Brazil, the source added. (Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Bruno Federowski; Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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