BTG Pactual ceo André Esteves arrested in Petrobras probe

André Esteves, ceo of Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual, was arrested on Wednesday November 25 as part of an ongoing corruption probe involving Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Esteves was arrested this morning at his home in Rio de Janeiro and taken to the federal police headquarters in the city, according to local news reports. Esteves’ temporary arrest was authorised by Brazil’s Supreme Court, which also approved the detention of the ruling party’s leader in the Senate, Delcídio Amaral. According to the Brazilian law, the temporary arrest has a five-day duration and could...


Danielle Assalve

November 25, 2015

16:30 GMT

São Paulo