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Ex-JBS chair Batista charged with corruption

Brasilia | Reuters — Brazilian federal prosecutors on Monday charged JBS SA shareholder Joesley Batista, another senior executive of the meatpacking company and a former federal prosecutor with corruption. The charges against Batista, former executive Francisco Assis and former federal prosecutor Marcello Miller were filed before a federal court in Brasilia, prosecutors said in a […] Read more


Ex-JBS chairman released from jail

Brasilia | Reuters — A Brazilian federal court on Friday granted the release from jail of Joesley Batista, former chairman of the world’s biggest meatpacker, JBS SA, according to court documents. Joesley Batista, who steered JBS from a Brazilian beef processing firm to a global food conglomerate with major U.S. operations, was expected to be […] Read more

Brazilian state bank lambastes JBS CEO switch

Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo | Reuters — JBS SA’s weekend move to replace the Brazilian company’s jailed chief executive with his father showed “deviousness” and left in place a situation of “terrible governance” at the world’s No. 1 meatpacker, the head of state development bank BNDES said on Monday, In remarks to Reuters, BNDES president […] Read more


JBS brothers test dealmaking skills in Brazil plea deal showdown

Sao Paulo/Washington | Reuters — The brothers whose deft dealmaking helped build JBS SA into the world’s No. 1 meat processor are testing that talent like never before as they seek a leniency deal with prosecutors after admitting to paying millions of dollars in bribes to Brazilian politicians. JBS and its controlling shareholder J+F Investimentos, […] Read more



JBS chiefs return to posts

The CEO and board chairman of the world’s biggest beef exporting firm say they’ve received clearance from a Brazilian federal court to return to their positions, after being ordered off the job last week. Brothers Wesley Batista and Joesley Batista, the CEO and board chairman respectively at Brazilian meat packing giant JBS, were among several […] Read more

JBS CEO ordered to step aside in Brazil pension fund probe

Brasilia | Reuters — Brazilian police launched an investigation of fraud at state-run companies’ pension funds on Monday, as a judge ordered dozens of senior financiers and executives away from their firms, including the CEO of the world’s biggest beef exporter. Police carried out five arrests, more than two dozen interrogations and over 100 search […] Read more


Brazil prosecutors charge JBS board chairman

Sao Paulo | Reuters –– Prosecutors charged Joesley Batista, chairman of Brazilian meatpacker JBS’s board and president of its controlling shareholder J+F Investimentos, and eight others with crimes against the financial system, sending shares of JBS SA down more than eight per cent on Tuesday. The statement from prosecutors said J+F Investimentos and another subsidiary […] Read more