The Brazilian federal police have again arrested businessman Eike Batista, once the richest man in Brazil, according to the local Rio Times.
In 2018, Eike Batista was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a corruption case, but was later transferred to house arrest. According to Forbes magazine, Batista’s fortune was estimated at $ 30 billion in 2012, making him the richest person living in Brazil. Janeiro, where the man was under house arrest.
Operation Segredo de Midas is being conducted to investigate evidence of stock market manipulation and money laundering.
In 2018, Eike Batista was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a corruption case, but was later transferred to house arrest. Batista was again arrested in August as part of an investigation into stock market manipulation and money laundering.
The federal prosecutor’s office claims that Batista and his employee, Luis Andrade Correia, used one of Plass’s companies “to buy and sell shares in the domestic and international financial markets to manipulate corporate assets.” Both are believed to have illegally traded the Toronto Stock Exchange and exchange trading fraud on MMX, MPX and OGX.
Judge Marcelo Bretas, on whose orders Batista was arrested, also demanded that the accountant of the businessman who is now abroad be arrested. In addition to the prison sentence, Batista also has to pay a fine of $ 28.5 million. The businessman was found guilty of manipulating the market and using classified information when selling his shares in the OSX shipbuilding company.
According to Forbes magazine, in 2012, Batista’s fortune was estimated at $ 30 billion, making him the richest person living in Brazil.