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Brazil prosecutors seek to extend Batista detention, source says
September 14, 2017 / 9:55 PM / 9 days ago

Brazil prosecutors seek to extend Batista detention, source says

Brazil's billionaire businessman Joesley Batista leaves the Federal Police headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil, September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Office of Brazil’s Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot asked the Federal Supreme Court on Thursday to convert the temporary detention of billionaire beef tycoon Joesley Batista into preventative detention, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

Reporting by Guillermo Parra-Bernal; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

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