Once the richest man in Brazil, Eika Batista, has been charged almost $134 million for insider trading, the safety commission said Monday, as the ex-billionaire stays as a house arrest pending an appeal against a 30-year jail sentence.
Besides the fine, the 62 -year-old was prohibited for seven years from controlling a traded company publicly. Batista was charged for selling shares in his oil form OGX while he came to know that it would not be able to traverse blocks achieved at 2007 auction. He has been charged for insider trading for the second time.
A representation of booming years of Brazil, Batista assembled a fortune with the investments in mining and oil which pushed him into seventh place in 2012 on the list of Forbes’s as richest of the world.
A downturn by 2013 in the commodities market smashed a fortune which had been evaluated at $30 billion.
Later, he came under monitoring by the investigators in the vast “ Car Wash ” operation which disclosed mass corruption by the public officials involved to Petrobras. In 2018 July, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for corruption and money laundering. He was discovered guilty by a Rio De Janeiro court of paying a $16.5 million bribe to the ex-governor of Rio, Sergio Cabral, reportedly fake sale of a gold mine.
Recently, Cabral is serving a verdict of more than 100 years following five judgments for grafting.