Po­lice make cor­rup­tion probe ar­rest

The Scotsman - - World News -

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.

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