September 15, 2017 / 4:08 PM / 8 days ago

Brazilian appeals court denies habeas corpus to JBS CEO

Wesley Batista (R), chief executive of JBS S.A., the world's largest beef producer, leaves the Federal Police headquarters to give a testimony in the Federal Court in Sao Paulo, Brazil September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian appeals court denied on Friday two habeas corpus requests for the Chief Executive Officer of JBS, Wesley Batista, and his brother Joesley. Both are now in custody in São Paulo.

The board of the company was holding off talks about appointing a new CEO until the appeals court decided on the appeal, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Reporting by Alberto Alerigi Jr.; Writing by Tatiana Bautzer

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