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Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

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Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

Post by Keitei on 09.10.17 10:47

Translation here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JillHavernCompleteMysteryofMadeleineMcCann/permalink/2001292833448533/
From: http://www.jornaleconomico.sapo.pt/noticias/ministerio-publico-arresta-propriedades-e-contas-de-jose-socrates-217776


**NEWS FLASH** Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.
[Joana Almeida JORNALECONOMICO 8th Oct]

Head Line: Prosecutor seizes Jose Socrates properties and banks accounts.
The seizure of his assets occurred after the DCIAP ( Department of investigation and criminal proceedings. ) had discovered that the ex-PM illegally received 32 million euros from the State and now it has to be compensated. 
Apart from the properties, the State will ask for the rest of the money ( around 15 million euros) from Socrates Switzerland account.
The Prosecutor ordered the seizure of 3 houses and a large farm belonging to the ex-PM after he concluded that Socrates illegally received 32 million as part of Operation Marques, the assets will be kept as a guarantee in case he gets condemned. 
The 3 houses were sold by Socrates mother to his friend Carlos Santos Silva and the farm is under the name of Sofia Favs, Socrates ex-wife. Also, all of Carlos Santos Silva accounts were seized. 
As part of OM, Socrates is accused of the practice of eventual crimes of CORRUPTION fiscal fraud, money laundering, wrongful receipt of an advantage, forgery, INFLUENCING peddling. 
THATS SELLING HIS POSITION OF POWER FOR BRIBES.
The case started in July 2013, Socrates was arrested on November 12th, 2014 and served 10 months in preventive prison.
The accusation will be ready for PROSECUTION next week.
[Translated by abscam member Pamela Copetta Ossandón many thanks ]

BREAKTHROUGH IN McCann case.
THE McCann case is closed - until as Gonçalo Amaral tells us (and believe it he knows more than us)
''When there will be political courage, it will be solved".
LOW AND BEHOLD his prayers have been answered THE PORTUGUESE parliament have thrown a massive cover-up to one side, and have charged the former Prime Minister Jose Socrates, with CORRUPTION and more important he use this position of trust by the Portuguese people, to sell the INFLUENCE it brings I think we can say, Sócrates, was pressured in IMO by the UK to release the McCanns.
BECAUSE he had accepted bribes from a UK company the trial will show all this has massive ramifications on the case, this is a game changer, think about it's like GORDON BROWN being arrested!
The corruption is being bought out into the open, despite national interests, the TRUTH and Justice is being put in front of national interests, ask yourself have we the UK ever done this? this shows us the Portuguese wind of change means they will not be scared to PURSUE the McCanns if they want to, if Sócrates, DECIDES TO TELL ALL WHICH HE MIGHT TO GET A SHORTER SENTENCE
FOR TEAM McCann its one disaster after another.
The case again GA totally lost they own 500k over this, the Portuguese high court has told them are still, the prime suspects, operation Grange has been exposed as a sham, public opinion is demanding it's closed or they interview the tapas nine, their accountants on the fund has pulled out no longer willing to put their name to the accounts, MSM are doing their best in mind of super-injunctions to leak the truth, in fact, the truth is now bubbling to the surface, the game is up ! Rome is burning CM might be still playing his violin of spin, but to no avail, this is the beginning of the end Sócrates WILL LAY BARE the cover-up, what will be left nothing but a word ABDUCTION, Gonçalo Amaral has many friends in the police, the media and the political world is this as he said....
''When there will be political courage, it will be solved".

Brown vs Sócrates. Someone with power can attempt to influence other people to listen to him or to do things for him, here we see PM Brown trying AND indeed influencing the Portuguese national government. 
The conversation between them and the signing of the Lisbon Treaty. For Sócrates it was important to secure Brown’s signature, but for the latter, it was equally important to solve the Madeleine McCann case, which counted on the personal and institutional support of the new British Prime Minister.
Gordon Brown was informed by his SFO the suspicions that hung over Prime Minister Sócrates HAVING TAKEN A BRIBE FROM UK FIRMS TO GIVE PLANNING PERMISSION to build a shopping centre FREEPORT on RESTRICTED LAND near Lisbon. 
on the 2nd of October 2007, case coordinator Gonçalo Amaral is removed. 
The removal of the man who had always suspected the involvement of the McCann their daughter’s disappearance happened on the SAME DAY that Gordon Brown announced to Sócrates that he accepted to sign the Lisbon.


Strangely this is not reported in the UK press yet, but they will have to as the beans are about to be spilt. 

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Jose Socrates-Gordon Brown,EU membership 2007

Post by willowthewisp on 09.10.17 14:17

There sure is a hell of a lot of money involved in Politics,looking at the sums involved in Mr Socrates,assets be sequestrated by the courts?
Gordon Brown is believed to have put pressure on Mr Socrates to sign Portugal into the European Union in 2007.  Allegations exist of Mr Socrates effectively having the lead Detective (Gonalo Amaral)in Madeleine McCann's disappearance,removed from the Police Investigation,due to influences from within the UK,thought to be former Prime Minister Gordon Brown,if this could ever be proved,this would at least result in a civil appointment facing at least,"Perverting the Course of Justice"?  Gordon Brown had telephone exchanges with Gerry McCann, the Former Prime Minister had also met Mr McCann at a Leicestershire Police station with the Home Secretary,Jacqui Smith,where the missing parent was given a special award?
Prior to Mr Brown meeting his belated Wife Sarah,there were rumours as to Mr Browns sexuality,it was thought that this triggered a change in Gordon's appearance,transformation,teeth straightened,speech lessons and wearing of New suits,etc?
Gordon Brown had all of a sudden transformation from a singleton,to Marriage within a specific period,where his family suffered with the death of one of his Son's.
Perhaps there are skeletons in Mr Brown's past,but the best spin I could use is that he had a certain look of Richard Nixon,could you really trust him?
After all he did swindell the Gold sales from Her Malesty's Government,via George bush,Black Friday,forcing the Queen to accept Tony Blairs resignation,then Gordon became UK Prime minister,finally getting rid of Blair?
Yes it is a Dirty World,Politics,even more so when the possible death of a Child could be part of an equation?
Not discounting Blair's Government cover Up,Dunblane,George Robertson,guarantee for Gun Licence for the alleged perpetrator,Thomas Hamilton(Two Shooters?) Hamilton was linked to Boy Scouts groups schools outside activities,Scottish Police refused Hamilton a Gun Licence,then NATO Secretary George stepped up so to speak,result a massacare of School children and their Teachers?

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Re: Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

Post by sallypelt on 09.10.17 14:33

An article from  19 July 2017  

     Two new defendants for Operation Marquês




Two high ranking managers at Infraestruturas de Portugal officially have been made suspects in the four-year-old Operation Marquês investigation.

One of the suspects also is a former PSD member of parliament. The two suspects, who belong to the senior management team of the company, have been involved in the TGV railway project.
The actual charges in the long-running investigation will not be known until September, infuriating the main suspect, José Sócrates.
The prosecutors are still waiting for a reply to a letter rogatory sent to the Swiss authorities, after which, charges can be announced.
Operation Marquês most recently has been investigating the Ongoing Group and its relationship to Portugal Telecom and Grupo Espírito Santo, the influences at play and how José Sócrates managed to live the life of a millionaire in Paris with no visible source of serious income.
The cast of characters in the investigation is extensive with the former president of BES, Ricardo Salgado, and his cousin, José Maria Ricciardi, in the frame.
At a lunch in Lisbon last Sunday, Sócrates, being investigated for corruption, fraud and money laundering, again described the performance of the Public Prosecutor's Office as "criminal," because of information leaks and delays in charging him.
The former PM also criticised the prosecutor's office over the Galp freebie football match tickets case but the clock is ticking for the silver fox and charges finally will be announced against the former-PM after the summer.
Other defendants include Sócrates’ former wife, Sofia Fava; a former Director of Caixa Geral de Depósitos and former socialist minister, Armando Vara; his daughter Bárbara Vara; Luso-Angolan businessman, Hélder Bataglia, Carlos Santos Silva, the businessman and friend of the former Prime Minister; Joaquim Barroca of the Lena Group; João Perna, Sócrates’ former chauffeur; Paulo Lalanda de Castro from Octapharma; Henrique Granadeiro and Zeinal Bava, former directors of PT, Inês do Rosário who is Carlos Santos Silva’s mother; the lawyer Gonçalo Trindade Ferreira and the businessmen Diogo Gaspar Ferreira and Rui Mão de Ferro.
To this list now can be added two top people at Infraestruturas de Portugal.

http://algarvedailynews.com/news/12144-two-new-defendants-for-operation-marques

This case could turn out to be VERY interesting. Watch this space!

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Re: Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

Post by Get'emGonçalo on 10.10.17 7:58






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Re: Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

Post by sallypelt on 10.10.17 10:01

A New Justice Minister for the XVIII Constitutional Government of Portugal


Joana Morais  8 years ago

 

This is the link to the above article for all those who want to read it in full:

 

https://joana-morais.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/new-justice-minister-for-xviii.html

 

 

Below is one of the comments from the above article, and I believe it is worth posting the entire post. I don’t think that English is the first language of the person who posted it, which makes it all the more interesting, if it is a Portuguese, as it gives an insight into how some people in Portugal view the mystery of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann:

 

Friday, October 23, 2009 6:23:00 pm

 

 
“I don't believe the new minister of justice will change anything. The nucleous of the government still the same and according with some news, was framed by the Freeport. This minister will work on the behalf of the PM to avoid the Freeport to reach the courts. Almost all the portugueses believe Madeleine did not got justice because powerful people are involved in the Freeport, then it is a justice businness: The english protects the portuguese politicians involved in the Freeport and the portuguese droped the case against the Mccann's. The probleme is that the Mccann's hire so expensive lawyers that they apetite to money is pushing them too far. They will fall one day on their own stupidity. When yesterday they decide to extend the frame of Goncalo bbok profites into Italy, Spain, France and Holland, they lost the reality. Who they think they are? The USA which pretend to rule the world or two neglect parents which leave their babies abandonned to their own life? one day, lowyers from this countrys, related with the editors and not framed by the Freeport will put their feet on the ground and will make them face the reality. I hope they insist on annoying the other european countrys and Amaral did not close his mouth on this countrys. Amaral can changehis residence status to other european country and defend his rights and Madeleine rights. The portuguese lawyers will be the most ridiculous in the world or the Mccann's will need expensive lawyers in all countrys. Lets see if they can suport a campaign like that and how the portuguese government reacts when all the world know's how they frame their own cytizen, a police inspector to protect people suspect of a crime. Mr. Amaral don't give up... you have many ways to protect yourself and get justice for Madeleine. Corruption in justice is a exception, not a rule on many of developed countrys in Europe or in USA”.

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Re: Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

Post by Keitei on 11.10.17 12:39

Jose Socrates has been formally charged with 31 crimes


I haven't seen a translation as yet.


https://www.dn.pt/portugal/interior/ministerio-publico-socrates-e-27-outros-acusados-na-operacao-marques-8833908.html


Google Translation

Socrates is charged with 31 crimes - passive corruption, money laundering, document fraud and tax fraud
The Public Prosecution Office finally indicted 28 defendants, 19 natural persons and 9 legal persons, under the so-called Operation Marquis, the Attorney General's Office announced this morning. According to a statement, José Sócrates is accused of 31 (crimes) Google not translating well here.
The former prime minister is accused of three of passive corruption of political office holder, 16 of money laundering, nine of falsification of document and three of tax fraud qualified. "According to the prosecution, in summary, it was indicted that the defendants who exercised public or equivalent functions, in order to obtain advantages, acted in violation of their functional duties, "the statement said, which then explains what the defendants' actions were.



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Carlos Santos Silva, a friend of Socrates, is accused of 33 crimes, including passive corruption as a political officer (1), active corruption as a politician (1), money laundering (17), document forgery ), tax fraud (1) and qualified tax fraud (3).

Ricardo Salgado is accused of committing active corruption (1), active corruption (2) money laundering (9), abuse of trust (3) document fraud (3) and qualified tax fraud (3) ).

The former president of PT Zeinal Bava is accused of five crimes of passive corruption, money laundering, document fraud and qualified tax fraud.

Henrique Granadeiro, a former PT administrator, is accused of a total of five crimes: passive corruption (1), money laundering (2), embezzlement (1), breach of trust (1) and qualified tax fraud (3).

The ex-minister and former administrator of Caixa Geral de Depósitos Armando Vara was accused by the MP of five crimes: passive corruption of Political Position Holder (1), money laundering (2) and qualified tax fraud (2). Her daughter, Barbara Vara, for the practice of money laundering crimes (2).

Rui Miguel Horta e Costa for the practice of crimes of active corruption of political office holder (1), money laundering (1) and qualified tax fraud (2).

Hélder Bataglia for the practice of money laundering (5), falsification of documents (2), abuse of trust (1) and qualified tax (2).

Sofia Fava (former wife of Socrates) for money laundering (1) and forgery of documents (1).

The PGR notes that the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Central Department of Investigation and Criminal Action issued nine filing orders, namely against defendants João Abrantes Serra, Joaquim Paulo da Conceição and Paulo Lalanda e Castro. However, as far as the latter is concerned, a certificate was drawn up to investigate facts relating to companies which it controlled.

In total, the Public Ministry decided to extract 15 certificates, for further investigation in an autonomous proceeding.

The final order has more than 4 thousand pages.

During the investigation, about two hundred searches were conducted, surveying more than 200 witnesses and collecting bank data on about 500 accounts, both domiciled in Portugal and abroad.

José Sócrates was detained on November 21, 2014 at the Lisbon airport. The defense of the former ruler insisted that Operation Marquis had already violated all legal deadlines for the completion of the investigation and that the investigation should be completed quickly. At the end of September, the Attorney General stated that the final order of the Operation Marquis inquiry, involving the former Prime Minister José Sócrates, is in "an advanced stage of elaboration" and that the deadline for its conclusion will be fulfilled .

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Re: Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

Post by sallypelt on 11.10.17 12:49

@Keitei wrote:Jose Socrates has been formally charged with 31 crimes


I haven't seen a translation as yet.


https://www.dn.pt/portugal/interior/ministerio-publico-socrates-e-27-outros-acusados-na-operacao-marques-8833908.html


Google Translation

Socrates is charged with 31 crimes - passive corruption, money laundering, document fraud and tax fraud
The Public Prosecution Office finally indicted 28 defendants, 19 natural persons and 9 legal persons, under the so-called Operation Marquis, the Attorney General's Office announced this morning. According to a statement, José Sócrates is accused of 31 murders.
The former prime minister is accused of three of passive corruption of political office holder, 16 of money laundering, nine of falsification of document and three of tax fraud qualified. "According to the prosecution, in summary, it was indicted that the defendants who exercised public or equivalent functions, in order to obtain advantages, acted in violation of their functional duties, "the statement said, which then explains what the defendants' actions were.



READ MORE:

Carlos Santos Silva, a friend of Socrates, is accused of 33 crimes, including passive corruption as a political officer (1), active corruption as a politician (1), money laundering (17), document forgery ), tax fraud (1) and qualified tax fraud (3).

Ricardo Salgado is accused of committing active corruption (1), active corruption (2) money laundering (9), abuse of trust (3) document fraud (3) and qualified tax fraud (3) ).

The former president of PT Zeinal Bava is accused of five crimes of passive corruption, money laundering, document fraud and qualified tax fraud.

Henrique Granadeiro, a former PT administrator, is accused of a total of five crimes: passive corruption (1), money laundering (2), embezzlement (1), breach of trust (1) and qualified tax fraud (3).

The ex-minister and former administrator of Caixa Geral de Depósitos Armando Vara was accused by the MP of five crimes: passive corruption of Political Position Holder (1), money laundering (2) and qualified tax fraud (2). Her daughter, Barbara Vara, for the practice of money laundering crimes (2).

Rui Miguel Horta e Costa for the practice of crimes of active corruption of political office holder (1), money laundering (1) and qualified tax fraud (2).

Hélder Bataglia for the practice of money laundering (5), falsification of documents (2), abuse of trust (1) and qualified tax (2).

Sofia Fava (former wife of Socrates) for money laundering (1) and forgery of documents (1).

The PGR notes that the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Central Department of Investigation and Criminal Action issued nine filing orders, namely against defendants João Abrantes Serra, Joaquim Paulo da Conceição and Paulo Lalanda e Castro. However, as far as the latter is concerned, a certificate was drawn up to investigate facts relating to companies which it controlled.

In total, the Public Ministry decided to extract 15 certificates, for further investigation in an autonomous proceeding.

The final order has more than 4 thousand pages.

During the investigation, about two hundred searches were conducted, surveying more than 200 witnesses and collecting bank data on about 500 accounts, both domiciled in Portugal and abroad.

José Sócrates was detained on November 21, 2014 at the Lisbon airport. The defense of the former ruler insisted that Operation Marquis had already violated all legal deadlines for the completion of the investigation and that the investigation should be completed quickly. At the end of September, the Attorney General stated that the final order of the Operation Marquis inquiry, involving the former Prime Minister José Sócrates, is in "an advanced stage of elaboration" and that the deadline for its conclusion will be fulfilled .
Attorney General's Office announced this morning. According to a statement, Socrates accused of 31 murders??? affraid  


Something is lost in translation...............surely????

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Re: Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

Post by sallypelt on 11.10.17 13:26

Corieo da Manha. 11.10.17

 

GOOGLE TRANSLATION:

 

 

Accusation says Socrates received 24 million Swiss accounts

Former prime minister will have received millions through Santos Silva and Ricardo Salgado.


 

The public prosecutor, who on Wednesday accused José Socrates of corruption, considers that the former prime minister, in his capacity as head of government and after leaving office, allowed the commercial benefits to be obtained from the Lena Group and Carlos Santos Silva intervened as an intermediary.

The MP, who deduced an accusation against 28 defendants from the 'Operation Marquis', states in the order that Socrates,' as prime minister and also after the termination of those functions, allowed the Lena Group to obtain benefits commercial "and that Carlos Santos Silva" intervened as an intermediary of José Sócrates in all contacts with the aforementioned group. "

In exchange for these benefits, according to the MP, and on behalf of the Lena Group, the accused Joaquim Barroca agreed to make payments, first to the sphere of Carlos Santos Silva, but were destined to José Sócrates.

The MP also believes that Joaquim Barroca allowed the use of bank accounts opened in his name in Switzerland to move funds that were destined to José Sócrates.

For the MP, Carlos Santos Silva, "in view of receiving other amounts intended for José Sócrates, made available companies owned by them to receive amounts from the Lena Group, based on alleged service contracts."

Payments from Salgado through Switzerland
The funds accumulated in Switzerland also included payments determined by Ricardo Salgado, "with the mobilization of amounts from offshore entities belonging to the Espírito Santo Group," explains the MP, noting that these payments "were related to interventions by José Sócrates , as prime minister, in favor of the strategy defined by Ricardo Salgado for the Portugal Telecom group, of which BES was a shareholder. "


 

To hide this, Ricardo Salgado used the accused Hélder Bataglia to circulate funds for accounts abroad controlled by the latter. All these payments were justified by fictitious contracts in which Hélder Bataglia intervened. "

He also explains that Socrates, who was joined by Armando vara at the date of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos administration, "also received payments originating from revenues diverted from the Vale de Lobo group."

"These payments were determined by company administrators of this group, in order to facilitate the granting of financing by CGD", emphasizes the indictment.

From 2006 to 2009, an increase of more than 24 million euros was accumulated in Switzerland, from the LENA, Espírito Santo and Vale de Lobo groups.

"This money was initially received in accounts controlled by the accused José Paulo Pinto de Sousa [cousin of José Sócrates] and later in accounts of Carlos Santos Silva (in this case, with prior passage through accounts of Joaquim Barroca) "he adds.

According to the indictment, Carlos Santos Silva later transferred the money to Portugal, through a presumed adhesion to the RERT II regime (exceptional tax regularization regime), "aiming at its subsequent placement in accounts that are titled, but for uses in the interest of José Socrates ".

Such use was, in particular, withdrawn and delivered in cash to Socrates, which was effected with the intervention of Carlos Santos Silva, but also of the defendants Inês do Rosário, João Perna and Gonçalo Ferreira.

These funds were also used for the purchase of real estate, works of art, travel payments, purchases of copies of the book of the former prime minister and to make money available to people in the defendant's relations, according to the Public Ministry.

For MP, also the ex-wife of Socrates, Sofia Fava, accepted to appear as buyer of the estate "Monte das Margaridas" in Montemor-o-Novo.

"The property was acquired with a bank financing guaranteed by Carlos Santos Silva, supported in the funds brought from Switzerland, refers to the indictment.

Among other payments in favor of José Sócrates, the MP says that Ricardo Salgado also determined that payments were made to Zeinal Bava and Henrique Granadeiro.

During this period, between 2006 and 2010, Bava and Grenadeiro held positions in the management of Portugal Telecom, "having accepted these payments to act in accordance with interests defined by Ricardo Salgado for BES as a shareholder of PT."

 

Although originating from the Espírito Santo Group, and determination to Ricardo Salgado, in 2010 and 2011, Santos Silva "will have set up a scheme, together with Joaquim Barroca and Helder Bataglia, for the attribution of new amount in favor of Socrates" .

This scheme passed, according to the MP, "for the production of a promise contract to buy and sell a building in Angola."

"Through the breach of that promise contract and thus signal loss it was justified to transfer an amount to the LENA group accounts who took the charge to return the same amount to Carlos Santos Silva or companies of the same, for this, for in turn, to get the money to José Sócrates, "he explains.

The facts under investigation in Operation Marquês took place between 2006 and 2015.

According to the indictment, in short, "he was indicted that the defendants exercising public functions or equivalent, with a view to obtaining benefits, acted in violation of official duties."

Former Prime Minister Jose Socrates was today accused the MP for the practice of three counts of accepting bribes for political office holder, 16 money laundering, nine of forgery and three qualified tax evasion, as part of 'Operation Marquis'

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Post by Keitei on 11.10.17 13:43

Thanks sallypelt, I amended the word with a short explanation.  Google translate can be very helpful but as we know sometimes things are lost in translation.

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Jose Socrates-Gordon Brown,EU membership 2007

Post by willowthewisp on 11.10.17 14:15

Well it is little wonder that the European Union have consistently been unable to sign off the"Official budgets"eh Neil Kinnock,who suddenly became a Millionaire,alongside his wife,Glynnis,who then employed their Son,daughter,as part of the European Union employment rules?
So once you join the"Gravy Train"you then find it hard to transform back to a Normal reality,living amongst millionaires in Paris,with very little sign of an Income?  Just Imagine if this was a person who was unemployed living in and amongst millionaires,do you not think the Social Security Department would then enquire,"How is it Possible for him to maintain the house and structure he lives in on very little assistance from the State?
This is where it is a"Class System"designed by Cronies to protect Cronies,but only if you are selected first from their lists,the"Good old Boys network"?
No wonder the fattened Snouts of english Politicians continue to thrive with their "Newly acquired"positions in Europe,the very latest One,David Cameron,must be struggling somewhat on his£115,000 per annum allowance from the UK Government,it's a shit job when in Office,but the Pension Attributions are marvellous?
No wonder dodgy Dave stopped Gordon Brown from being appointed to a European post,jobs for the boys,went to a Conservative person,but he managed to persuade,Gordon to a"Yes vote"to Scotland,so Gordon saved Dave on at least one moment in time of a very sticky situation,but the Glue didn't hold at Brrexit,though did it,the voters seeing through the years of deceit practised by both people,snakes tongues,with vicious venom,remember the"Bigoted"pensioner Gordon?
Now what little treasures exist from the Jose Socrates era,will it have any surprises in Madeleine's case that the public do not know about,Gordon asking Jose,Amaral has to go or the Portugal joining European Union deal is off?
What a dirty deceitful bunch they really are,with their Two faced personalities,Narcissistic,tendencies?
"Mirror,Mirror on the Wall"?

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Re: Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

Post by Get'emGonçalo on 11.10.17 14:56

http://portugalresident.com/s%C3%B3crates-accused-of-31-crimes-%E2%80%9Caccumulating%E2%80%9D-%E2%82%AC24-million-in-switzerland


Is there anyone closely or even remotely linked to the McCanns who is above suspicion ?
How did they ever get themselves involved in political shenanigans ?
Why did they consort with paedo****s ?
Why did they pay Fraudsters ?
Why did they pay the most disgusting PR firms ?
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Re: Jose Socrates to face trial ready for PROSECUTION for CORRUPTION.

Post by Copodenieve on 11.10.17 15:47

From the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
Google translations:
http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2017/10/11/59de0fbc46163fec078b45c1.html
[size=40]Former Portuguese PM Jose Socrates is accused of 31 crimes, including money laundering and counterfeiting[/size]
After three years of investigation, on Wednesday the Portuguese Public Ministry announced the formal charges with which it accuses the former Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates of 31 crimes, including three of passive corruption holding a political office, 16 of money laundering, nine of falsification of documents and three of tax fraud qualified . Along with Socrates, 19 people and nine companies have been charged in the so-called "Operation Marquis". Among them is Ricardo Salgado, former president of the now defunct Banco Espirito Santo (BES) and former minister Armando Vera.
According to a statement, the Prosecutor's Office reports that the former prime minister accumulated more than 24 million euros during his time as the head of the Government, receiving that money from the hands of the Lena, Espíritu Santo and Vale de Lobo groups. The funds were subsequently hidden in Swiss accounts thanks to the collaboration of several front men.
The presentation of the indictment is a terrible blow to Socrates, who spent nine months in pre-trial detention between 2014 and 2015 , early in the investigation of the case, and has always maintained his innocence, saying that it was a harsh set up with the sole purpose of discrediting him. In interviews given to the press throughout this year, the former prime minister indicated his intention to return to political life as soon as the matter was settled, and it was rumoured that he was planning to run for president in 2020. In the face of repeated delays in the filing of formal charges, many of the Socialist politicians' acolytes had also been hopeful because they thought the process was slow of firm evidence against the former prime minister.
This morning's announcement, however, grounded that thesis, as apparently the Central Department of Criminal Investigation and Action has submitted a final report on Operation Marqués that exceeds 4,000 pages . Counting with the assistance of the Portuguese Tax Authority, the Public Prosecutor's Office consisted of more than 200 judicial searches, interviews with more than 200 witnesses , and cross-checking of more than 500 bank accounts in Portugal and abroad.
According to the statement from the Public Ministry, there is evidence that between 2006 and 2015 - four years after Socrates lost the election against the conservative Pedro Passos Coelho - the socialist politician violated the functional duties associated with the position he held, giving commercial advantages to several companies in exchange for personal financial benefits. The authorities believe that the companies made hidden payments to Carlos Santos Silva, a businessman and close friend of the politician, who delivered the amounts to Socrates through different Swiss companies. Other funds then went on to offshores controlled by Grupo Espíritu Santo with the knowledge and help of banker Ricardo Salgado.
In addition to Santos Silva and Salgado, the Prosecutor's Office considers that the former president of Portugal Telecom, Zeinal Bava; the daughter of the accused Armando Vera, Barbara Vera; the driver of the former prime minister, João Perna; and Socrates' ex-wife, Sofia Fava, participated in various crimes related to the plot, as well as attempts to hide the crimes once the judicial investigation of the crimes began.
Prime Minister Costa marks distances
Despite being part of the same political family, the current prime minister, António Costa, has put every effort to mark the distance of his socialist predecessor in the leadership of the Government, as he has done to ensure the independence of the investigation of the Operation Marquis.
A few hours after the accusation was formalized, the only member of the Executive who has spoken on the case has been Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, who has held the presentation of the charges as a fundamental step in a process that has lasted more than three years, and has been plagued by leaks and public disputes in the Portuguese media.
"The essential thing was that the accusation should be formalized in the appropriate place, through appropriate agencies, and not in newspapers, televisions or radios, not through leaks of information," said the head of the Portuguese diplomacy , who was also Minister of Defense and Parliamentary Affairs in the two governments of Socrates.
"It is good to know the exact accusation, and the factors on which it is based, because that way we can also know the defense, so things are done in a state of law."
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Post by Copodenieve on 11.10.17 16:46

Oh wow! Scary. I just wrote something on my facebook page about Jose Socrates..I mentioned Scotland Yard, MI5, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Gonzalo Amaral and the McCanns. I posted it, It hovered there for a few seconds but didn't post,  then BUMP...my facebook went down. I can't get it on my computer or my phone. Please tell me that I'm being paranoid and facebook has gone down for everyone else too. It is just like facebook has been obliterated!
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Post by Get'emGonçalo on 11.10.17 16:52

I had a message saying your page couldn't load properly, but it's back now.
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Post by Copodenieve on 11.10.17 16:58

@Get'emGonçalo wrote:I had a message saying your page couldn't load properly, but it's back now.
Phew! Thanks Jill, mine's still down but I can relax now :)
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Jose Socretes,24 Million Euros in Switzerland?

Post by willowthewisp on 11.10.17 17:12

@Get'emGonçalo wrote:http://portugalresident.com/s%C3%B3crates-accused-of-31-crimes-%E2%80%9Caccumulating%E2%80%9D-%E2%82%AC24-million-in-switzerland


Is there anyone closely or even remotely linked to the McCanns who is above suspicion ?
How did they ever get themselves involved in political shenanigans ?
Why did they consort with paedo****s ?
Why did they pay Fraudsters ?
Why did they pay the most disgusting PR firms ?
So Why aren't the European Union bothered to ask questions of how did Portugal assess this amount of funds held by Jose Socrete's consortium,was it all obtained legally,no funds from the European Union misused as part of Grants participated in from EU Budgets,Freeports etc,or are they waiting for what has been proven in a Portugal Court of Law first,before they become involved?

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Post by sallypelt on 11.10.17 18:07

This is interesting. A snippet taken  from the link below, dated May 18, 2009:

 https://duartelevyen.wordpress.com/tag/freeport/

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"Both in the Freeport case and in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, two cases that are connected to the United Kingdom, the investigators complained about political and diplomatic pressures".

Could this possibly be the "diplomatic pressures" that Dr Amaral was referring to?

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Post by Keitei on 12.10.17 9:37

Copyright. I'll not copy the article to here.

https://www.ft.com/content/ca71ca96-ae89-11e7-aab9-abaa44b1e130

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Post by sharonl on 12.10.17 19:37

@Keitei wrote:Copyright. I'll not copy the article to here.

https://www.ft.com/content/ca71ca96-ae89-11e7-aab9-abaa44b1e130

It seem that we have to subscribe to read that article Keitei.  

What was said?

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Post by Keitei on 12.10.17 20:52

It was an English article of all we have been reading but nothing lost in translation.  However the last paragraph said the article was Copyright and wasn't intended for distribution on the web

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Post by Keitei on 13.10.17 10:23

http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/trial-of-the-century/43472
Trial of the century
BY BRENDAN DE BEER, IN NEWS · 12-10-2017 14:29:00
Former Socialist Prime Minister José Sócrates has been charged with a total of 31 crimes. Among them he has been accused of receiving bribes totalling 34 million euros. According to the charges made public on Wednesday evening, José Sócrates faces allegations of corruption, forgery, tax evasion and money laundering.

The former Prime Minister learned this week that the prosecution had found cause to take him to trial after looking into his activities starting back in 2005 when he was first elected as the country’s leader.
News of the charges comes almost three years after José Sócrates was first detained. After spending time behind bars at an Évora prison facility, he was later placed under house arrest before being released pending further inquiries.
With a trial likely only to begin late in 2018, or even as late as 2019, it is already being termed the biggest judicial case in the history of the Portuguese democracy.
The charges mostly centre around Sócrates abusing his power to gain financial advantages for himself and others.
The ‘Marquês Operation’, as the investigation into Sócrates has become known, has seen him charged with three crimes of taking bribes as a politician, 16 of money laundering, nine of forging documents and three counts of tax fraud. 
The case involves, 28 defendants, 19 individuals and nine companies, and a total of 188 crimes.
The prosecution has meanwhile also called for the defendants to pay damages to the state amounting to 58 million euros. Along with José Sócrates, other defendants include former BES chairman Ricardo Salgado, former cabinet minister Armando Vara and PT Director Zeinal Bava.
The former prime minister and his friend and businessman Carlos Santos Silva may be sentenced to jointly pay 19.5 million euros plus interest. 
The allegations against José Sócrates are mainly linked to the events leading to the collapse of Portugal Telecom and BES bank, while he is also accused of receiving bribes from the construction company LENA.
Earlier his year, José Sócrates told The Portugal News at his Lisbon home that he was a victim of a political witch hunt and that his constitutional rights had repeatedly been violated during the investigation, which lacked in scruples.
Addressing reporters on Wednesday evening, defence lawyer João Araújo said that the 4,000-page charge sheet was merely an illusion and that by the time his team had finished sifting through the alleged evidence of wrong-doing there would be nothing left.
“They were not trying to get to the truth, they were trying to incriminate our client when they exposed him to a media trial, a violent defamation campaign and a one-sided public condemnation”, the lawyers said.
“The 4,000 pages are part of the spectacle, they only serve to make believe that there is something awry, when there is in fact nothing,” Araujo added.
Sócrates quit as prime minister midway during his second term in office back in 2011, following a series of protests against the country’s financial woes. This was coupled with his cabinet’s inability to avert the debt-crisis that led to the subsequent centre-right coalition government being forced to seek an international bailout.

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Post by aquila on 13.10.17 10:59

The crux of all this can be summed up in three words (snipped from Textusa's blog)

presumption of innocence

Taking things to the ECHR after a decade or so of litigation is no doubt an option (the last chance saloon) and by such time people will be worn out from media hype. The PR industry is cancerous and the media feasts on its blood.
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Post by willowthewisp on 13.10.17 12:50

@aquila wrote:The crux of all this can be summed up in three words (snipped from Textusa's blog)

presumption of innocence

Taking things to the ECHR after a decade or so of litigation is no doubt an option (the last chance saloon) and by such time people will be worn out from media hype. The PR industry is cancerous and the media feasts on its blood.
Hi aquila-Presumption of Innocence?
The Two cases,Jose Socrates/Madeleine McCann are thought not to be connected,but there is One conjunction Gordon Brown,Gerry McCann,that then bring in the bigger consortium, Home Secretary,Jacqui Smith,Clarence Mitchell,Justine MaGuiness,MI5,various Police Forces?
Jose Socrates,may Scoff,scorn as much as he likes,that there is no connection to this wider group of friends having developed some sort of consortium to deceive the funds from the Government or the Banks,via agreements made signed off as legal?  
If,"Freeport" and the signing of any agreements to enter the European Union have any connotations to the Madeleine McCann case aand Mr Goncalo Amaral being dismissed as lead Detective for questioning UK Police impartiality,they now cannot simply be laughed off,when phone records indicate affiliation to one of the parents and Police Officers,given specific duties on DNA Evidence,April 28ths Phone records,CMMoM,Misconduct in Public Office,Perverting the course of Justice?   
Jose Socrates,may laugh off to Richard Bilton,ideas above his station Mr Goncalo Amaral(laughs in video)we have other smug individuals who "Smirk" when asked questions of their Daughter still being alive,when asked the question?

Gordon Brown can act as smug as he likes if and when he is ever questioned over his closeness to our Gerry,but you cannot deny that this is Not a normal Police Investigation into a missing young girl named Madeleine for whatever reason?
On Thursday 12 October,I caught part of the Police Murder series on BBC 2,now I may have been cynical over comments directed to Police officers involved in corruption,but I take my Hat off to all the Police Officers from Manchester,involved in the murder Series Programme,for the expertise,Professionalism shown,bringing about successful prosecutions to the guilty parties,well done.  
Your Professionalism leaves an awful lot of unanswered questions for the leaders of the Metropolitan Police Service and their involvement in Operation Grange and the way they have conducted themselves?
Now i know this may not be the fault of the Police Officers in the Lower ranks,but is your name that is"blackened"if Operation Grange fails?
Surely there is something wrong within the Police Service,when the viewer sees Committed Police Personnel undertake their duties with such valiance,to then see how other Police forces with larger budgets fail to attain the same standards of Policing to the communities they represent,it's dumbfounding to say the least?
There are at least Nine people who refused to take part in a"Reconstruction"of where they were on the night that Madeleine McCann is claimed to have disappeared,say her parents,3 May 2007?
The public have accessed files of their statements from Portugal,they have also seen the versions from Leicsertershire Police force,some of which have very dubious Policing practices,withholding statements for five Months,etc?

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