March 9, 2018 / 7:18 PM / 3 months ago

Brazil federal court orders release from jail of former JBS chairman

BRASILIA, March 9 (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal court granted on Friday the release from jail of Joesley Batista, the former chairman of Brazil’s food processing company JBS SA , according to his lawyer André Callegari.

Joesley Batista, who is a large JBS shareholder, is expected to be released this afternoon, the lawyer said. (Reporting by Ricardo Brito Editing by Phil Berlowitz )

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