SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police searched the homes of former and current executives of the world's largest meatpacker whose plea bargain testimony has implicated the president in corruption, a firm that represents the men said Monday.
Former JBS chairman Joesley Batista turned himself in to police in Sao Paulo on Sunday after a warrant for his arrest was issued following allegations that he withheld information when he signed his plea deal. He was flown to Brasilia, the capital, on Monday in a federal police jet.
Earlier in the day, police executed search and seizure warrants at Batista's house and the houses of two other executives, according to the GBR public relations firm. Police also said they searched the home of a former prosecutor accused of coaching the witnesses.
Testimony from the executives that JBS bribed scores of politicians underpinned an indictment of President Michel Temer. Temer denies wrongdoing, and Congress voted that he should not stand trial while in office.