Thursday , July 29 2021

SIC News | The trial of Arlindo de Carvalho and Oliveira e Costa is read today

In the final allegations, in October 2017, the Prosecutor's Office (MP) requested the sentence of former Health Minister Arlindo Carvalho, as well as Oliveira Costa and other defendants, leaving the judge to apply.

At that time, prosecutor João Paulo Rodrigues demonstrated all the facts collected in the order of pronunciation and understood that the crime of qualified fiscal fraud involving Arlindo Carvalho, his partner in the real estate company Amplimóveis, José Neto and other defendants.

In 2000, Oliveira e Costa, Francisco Sanches (former Administrator of BPN) and Luis Caprichoso decided to expand the business of the BPN group to non-financial sectors, namely real estate, tourism and new technologies, as a way to get away from the Bank's oversight Portugal.

The public prosecutor understands that this trio of managers used "trusted third parties" to act as "trustees" in investment projects that really belonged and were led by the group that led Banco Português de Negócios (BPN).

The deputy argues that Arlindo de Carvalho and José Neto will receive improperly about 80 million euros from BPN and the Insular Bank of Cape Verde as trusted men in remote companies driven by Oliveira Costa and other executives of BPN / Sociedad Lusa de Negocios (SLN ).

Oliveira Costa has already been sentenced to 14 years in prison at the trial of the main case of BPN, but the decision has not yet been made.

In this isolated case, Oliveira Costa is responsible for qualified fraud (or high value) fraud and qualified tax fraud, practiced in co-authorship with other defendants.


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