Brazil’s Batista on Interpol List to be Arrested and Extradited

Batista is charged with paying approximately US$16.5 million-worth in bribes to former Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge has included the name of former billionaire businessman, Eike Batista on the Interpol list of wanted criminals, after an arrest warrant was issued for the executive on Thursday. Batista is charged with paying approximately US$16.5 million-worth in bribes to former Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral.

The investigations are part of the mega-corruption Lava Jato (Carwash) scandal that has involved politicians, high-ranking public officials and executives from several sectors of the Brazilian economy.

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