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BRF executives charged in ‘Operation Weak Flesh’ probe

Jaclyn Jaeger | April 21, 2017

Brazilian food company BRF confirmed in a statement that two of its executives were among those arrested and charged with taking part in a widespread corruption scandal, dubbed “Operation Weak Flesh.”

In a statement, BRF confirmed that Roney Nogueira dos Santos, BRF institutional relations manager, and André Baldissera, manufacturing officer for Goais, Minas Gerais and Matto Grosso were arrested last month in connection with the investigation.

BRF said it learned about the arrest warrants through media reports on March 17, the day Baldissera was arrested. Nogueira was arrested the following day.

“The company understands that the arrest of the employees mentioned above do not affect the carrying on of business and is not a material fact,” BRF stated. “These employees are not statutory directors and are of intermediate level of management of the company,...

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