Judge Puts JBS Owner And Associate Under Temporary Arrest

Judge Puts JBS Owner And Associate Under Temporary Arrest

In his decision, the supreme court justice stated that temporary detainment was necessary in order to "safely determine whether or not any information was omitted". After reviewing the latest recordings made by Batista last weel, Janot asked that the former executive's immunity be revoked.

Under the agreement, the Batistas and other executives were given 120 days to gather and hand over to prosecutors any evidence related to alleged bribes of politicians and other government officials. In addition to Batistia, J&F Investimentos SA executive Ricardo Saud also turned himself into authorities. The brothers resigned from their positions on the JBS board in May.

Batista and Saud went to federal police headquarters in Sao Paulo on Sunday afternoon and will be transferred to Brasilia on Monday, their lawyer, Pierpaolo Bottini, said. On Monday, JBS agreed to sell its British poultry unit Moy Park to US subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride Corp for $1 billion.

Janot sought the arrests after Batista and Saud recorded themselves discussing crimes not covered in the plea bargain.

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Joesley Batista and other executives reached the plea agreement with federal prosecutors after admitting to bribing almost 2,000 Brazilian officials over a decade.

The Supreme Court Justice denied a request for the arrest of former prosecutor Marcelo Miller, who was accused by the prosecutor-general of helping Wesley and Joesley Batista with their plea deal before leaving the Prosecutor´s Office in April to a private law firm.

The scandal was the latest shock to Brazil's business and political establishment after three years of investigation into widespread political bribery and kickbacks on contracts with state-run companies. A recording of Brazilian President Michel Temer alleges him endorsing hush payments made to possible witnesses in the probe.

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