The public battle between Brazil President Michel Temer and the world’s largest meat producer sharpened when JBS SA owner Joesley Batista was quoted as saying Temer heads the country’s “largest and most dangerous criminal organization.”
Temer’s office said Saturday that the president will sue Batista in response to accusations made in an interview with the weekly magazine Epoca. The JBS owner said Temer used to brazenly ask for money for himself and his allies. “He’s not a ceremonious guy with money,” Batista was quoted as saying.
Temer has denied all accusations of wrongdoing and said he won’t resign.
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