Brazil's billionaire businessman Joesley Batista leaves the Federal Police headquarters after losing immunity from prosecution amid a corruption scandal, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto
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Batista, the figure behind the rise of Brazil's JBS meatpacking giant, is accused of holding back evidence in explosive plea bargain testimony that threatens to bring down Temer.Fachin's ruling suspended the suspects' provisional release under the plea bargain and ordered them to be detained for five days.The bombshell allegation involved Temer.That recording and the Batistas' testimony then became key weapons in efforts by chief prosecutor Rodrigo Janot to put Temer behind bars.However, Janot has been expected to file a second charge of obstruction of justice – based partly on the Batista recording – within days.Janot steps down Sunday to be replaced by a new chief prosecutor – possibly leading to relief for the beleaguered Temer.
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