Madeiran accountant jailed

The “Pirate” sets off again

Madeiran accountant jailed headline

The Diario leads with a report that a Madeiran, insolvency administrator who gained national prominence 23 years ago, when he took legal action against Benfica, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail for embezzlement.

The newspaper reveals that Eusébio Gouveia diverted around three million euros from insolvency proceedings that were running on the continent, according to the ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice, dated 15 February.

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The image on the front page is the well-known Madeiran seafarer commonly referred to as the ‘Pirate’, who is preparing for “the toughest journey of his life”. At the age of 60, Henrique Afonso sets off from Paul do Mar next week for yet another adventure in search of full fulfilment.

Airport security guard jailed

Remaining on the subject of Madeirans being jailed, the Madeira News website, with its automated news feed incorporating Google translate, has picked up a report that the Madeira Court yesterday sentenced a Porto Santo airport security guard and another man to effective sentences of around two years in jail for the crime of trafficking synthetic drugs on that island.

The president of the Comarca of Madeira that judged the process, Carla Meneses, justified the application of the effective penalty despite the criminal framework reduced by the court, considering the consumption of this type of substance to be “a scourge”.

The Porto Santo airport security guard was sentenced to two years and two months in prison and the other defendant to one year and eight months in prison.

The court also determined that the airport security guard, who has been awaiting trial in pre-trial detention since February 2022, be returned to freedom, as this measure of coercion is not foreseen for the crime for which he was convicted.

The sentences will be effective after the final judgment has passed. The trial began on January 31.

3 thoughts on “Madeiran accountant jailed”

  1. Now, if only they would jail the Madeira lawyer who stole money from me (and others)… but they did nothing to him! Paulo Gonsalves you bastard!


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