Judge caught driving seized luxury vehicle

THE Brazilian judge presiding over criminal proceedings against charismatic entrepreneur Eike Batista, once Brazil’s richest man, has been spotted driving a Porsche belonging to the fallen tycoon that was seized by the court.

Flavio Roberto de Souza, who is overseeing Batista’s trial for insider trading, was seen driving the white Porsche Cayenne by reporters.

The SUV was one of a number of luxury vehicles confiscated by police earlier this month following a court order.

Investigators had seized the cars because of concerns Batista had been selling or donating assets frozen as part of the insider trading case.

When asked why he was driving the Porsche, Souza said: “The police did not have a safe place for the car and it was exposed to sun, rain and possible damage. I took it to a covered parking space [where I live]. I did not take it to use, just to look.”

– The Telegraph

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