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EIKE BATISTA transferred to a high security prison in Rio de Janeiro.

Former Brazilian oil and mining tycoon EIKE BATISTA has been transferred to a high security prison in Rio de Janeiro after being arrested on arrival from New York.

Before boarding the plane and turning himself in to police, Mr BATISTA said he was returning to Brazil to clear his name.

Once Brazil’s richest man, Mr BATISTA has been accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure contracts with Rio’s state government.

He has denied any wrongdoing.

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