Corrupt billionaire brothers’ meat plants are riddled with coronavirus

The brothers live lavishly.

Joesley Batista, 48, who along with his 47-year-old brother Wesley spent six months in jail in Brazil charged with insider trading, sold a sprawling 7,000 square foot apartment in midtown’s Baccarat Hotel in 2018. The posh pad across the street from the Museum of Modern Art was valued at more than $11 million  — funds that were earmarked toward paying off the brothers’ fines and legal costs, according to Brazilian press reports.

Joesley, the more flamboyant of the two brothers, bought a Lamborghini, a yacht and married Ticiana Villas Boas, the glamorous TV co-host of “Bake Off Brasil.” She once bragged to Brazilian magazine “Veja” that the family was so rich that she didn’t know the price of groceries or other household items. After pressure from JBS in Brazil, the article was removed from the magazine’s website, according to Brazilian press reports.

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Greeley, ColoradoFILE PHOTO: Employees are seen during a technical visit of Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi at the Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA in LapaFILE PHOTO: An employee works at the assembly line of jerked beef at a plant of JBS S.A, the world's largest beef producer, in Santana de Parnaiba

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