Jose Socrates, former Prime Minister of Portugal (2005-2011) Will not be judged for corruption in the end It is applicable in the so-called “Operation Marquis”, but it is applicable to various crimes such as document tampering and money laundering.
Judge Ivo Rosa of the Lisbon Criminal Court dismissed the prosecutor’s allegations, saying in some cases that they were “Pure fantasy” and “pure speculation”.
Portuguese prosecutor’s office blames former prime minister Socrates A commission of 34 million euros has been received And bribes from different companies and banks in exchange for public contracts. Finally, 6 of the 31 crimes against him will be tried.
“Today the prosecutor’s lies have all vanished. They arrested and slandered an innocent person for seven years.After hearing the judge’s decision after leaving the Lisbon Justice Campus, Socrates expressed his views.
Along with Socrates, the businessman Carlos Santos Silva (Carlos Santos Silva) was accused of being the chief culprit for money laundering and forgery of documents. He paid more than 1.72 million euros for his “methods”. Paid a price for his noble life in the past During his six years as head of government, Portugal demanded rescue.
“There is evidence of cash delivery and Pay up to 1.7 million euros. However, the reason for the shipment of these goods is not yet clear, “despite the judge’s clarification,” the cash shipment is for sympathy.
“Socrates’ reasons for the source of cash are credible, which could have been provided by the mother. They are invalid”, The judge added that he also pointed out that although there are signs that Socrates can be sentenced for passive corruption, it has already made provisions.
The person who benefited from Judge Rosa’s decision was the former minister and former administrator of Armando Vara, the banking entity Caja General de Depósito (Caja General de Depósito) You will be tried for money laundering only, Freeing him from passive corruption and tax fraud.
Arrested at Socrates Lisbon Airport in November 2014 He was detained in Évora’s prison for ten monthsIn southeastern Portugal, he was subsequently placed under house arrest.
Since then, it has taken the prosecutor about three years to file formal charges in a corruption plan involving him. Former director of the now-defunct Banco Espirito SantoRicardo Salgado also got rid of allegations of corruption in order to reach an agreement with Portugal Telecom, which reported 8 billion euros to the bank.