Brazil Issues Arrest Warrant for Billionaire Eike Batista

The Lava Jato investigation found that Batista paid former governor Sergio Cabral US$16.5 million in bribes, putting the money in Cabral's foreign accounts.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal police in Brazil have issued a warrant for the arrest of billionaire businessman Eike Batista and eight others charging them with the money laundering of approximately US$100 million in the Lava Jato (Carwash) corruption scandal.

Police officers went to the Batista’s house early Thursday morning but were unable to find the billionaire.

According to delegate Tacio Muzzi, Batista would have left the country on Tuesday, January 24th. “There is a flight manifest for American Airlines that may list his name,” said the law officer during a press . . .

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