November 9, 2018 / 9:48 AM / a month ago

JBS shareholder Batista arrested in food sector corruption investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Joesley Batista, one of the controlling shareholders of meat packer JBS SA, was arrested on Friday in connection with a food sector bribery investigation, a press representative for the businessman told Reuters.

In a separate statement, Brazil’s federal revenue service said the federal police are serving arrest and search warrants related to an investigation into suspected illegal campaign funding by a large meat packer that involves high-ranking officials at the Agriculture Ministry. (Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; writing by Ana Mano; editing by Jason Neely)

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