Corruption interrogations on hold until Monday

Scooter on Rapida

Interrogations are being held at the Justice Campus

The interrogation of the Madeiran businessman Avelino Farinha (AFA Group) as part of the ongoing Madeiran corruption case was interrupted today at 5:30 pm according to JM and should be resumed at 9:30 am on Monday.

The businessman began to be heard at the Central Criminal Instruction Court (TCIC) in Lisbon on Friday afternoon, at 3:30 pm, with the interrogation being suspended at 4:40 pm. The interrogation continued today and lasted until 5:30 pm, and was expected to resume at 9:30 am on Monday.

Before Avelino Farinha’s inquiry began, the interrogation of the first of the three businessmen Custódio Correia (Socicoreia Group), who had begun to be heard by the Criminal Investigation judge on Wednesday afternoon, was completed.

The last of the three defendants to be questioned will be the former mayor of Funchal Pedro Calado (PSD). Only at the end of all interrogations will the coercive measures be known.

Scooter on Rapida!

Another video has arrived at the JM newsroom of an individual defying the danger on the Region’s roads.

This time, the moment was captured at high speed on the Via Rápida, towards Funchal / Câmara de Lobos. The individual was caught using a scooter.

This morning the newspaper also reported on a man who was ‘hanging’ from a Rodoeste bus, presumably catching a free ride.

Apparently, it was not possible to determine on which day these images were captured.

6 thoughts on “Corruption interrogations on hold until Monday”

    • These are closed sessions George. All of the detail seems to derive from what lawyers say to reporters waiting on the steps outside the Judicial Court The advogados seem free to say anything to the press.

  1. Admin. Thanks for that. It seems the examining magistrates are playing the part of both our, the UK, investigating Police officers and Public Prosecution Service. Have the defendants been formally charged, or are they still just under suspicion? If the magistrates decide there is enough evidence will there then be formal charges and will the ensuing trial be held in an open court?


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