A New York City court has imposed sweeping restrictions on British billionaire Joe Lewis as he awaits trial on insider trading charges. Mr Lewis, 86, pleaded not guilty and was granted US$ 300m (£230m) bail.
British tycoon Joe Lewis, who owns significant real estate properties in Argentine Patagonia, specifically in the Lago Escondido area, was released on bail by Federal Judge Valerie Figueredo in Manhattan after turning himself in to face insider trading charges, of which he pleaded not guilty.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández sent a message through the national broadcast network announcing he would be instructing the Justice Ministry and the representative of the Executive Branch within the Council of the Magistracy to investigate a news report that a group of judges and other high-ranking officials had convened at the Patagonian estate of British tycoon Joe Lewis, who is said to be a close friend of former President Mauricio Macri's.
A court of appeals in the Argentine city of Bariloche has upheld a 2013 ruling of a lower court ordering Rio Negro provincial authorities to open a road through the property of English tycoon Joe Lewis so access to Lago Escondido can be granted.