From WATTAgNet:

Joesley Batista, former chairman of Brazil-based meat and poultry company JBS, has turned himself in following a Supreme Court order for his arrest.

Batista went into police custody in Sao Paulo on September 10. Also turning himself in was Ricardo Saud, an executive with J&F Investimentos, the holding company that controls JBS.

The arrests are connected with a corruption scandal in which JBS officials admitted to bribing Brazilian politicians.

Federal police have reportedly carried out search and seizure warrants in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo at addresses linked to Batista, JBS and former prosecutor Marcello Miller.

Batista stepped down as chairman of JBS earlier this summer. Tarek Farahat has taken over the chairmanship.

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