Brazil federal court orders release from jail of former JBS chairman

BRASILIA, March 9 (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal court granted on Friday the release from jail of Joesley Batista, the former chairman of Brazil's food processing company JBS SA , according to his lawyer André Callegari.

Joesley Batista, who is a large JBS shareholder, is expected to be released this afternoon, the lawyer said. (Reporting by Ricardo Brito Editing by Phil Berlowitz )