Police make corruption probe arrest
Brazilian police yesterday arrested a former chairman of the world’s largest meatpacker whose testimony was central to allegations of corruption against the president.
Former JBS chairman Joesley Batista was arrested, as was Ricardo Saud, a former executive at the holding company that controls JBS, according to the public relations firm that represents the meatpacker. Antonio Andrade, the vice governor of Minas Gerais state and a former agriculture minister, was also arrested, his press office said. Police said in a statement the arrests were part of an investigation into a graft scheme.