A court in Brazil ordered Monday the release of a meatpacking magnate arrested days ago as part of the wide-ranging “Operation Car Wash” investigation into corruption.
Nefi Cordeiro, a judge at the Superior Court of Justice, ruled that it was excessive to hold Joesley Batista in prison pending further investigation.
Batista and his brother Wesley own the world’s biggest meatpacking company, JBS.
The judge also ordered the release of 16 other people arrested Friday along with Batista, including two former agriculture ministers. Two others also arrested then were released on Sunday.
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