Corruption investigation continues

“the process will not stop here”

Luis Neves explains the process will not stop here in the fight against corruption
Luis Neves: “the process will not stop here”.

“The case is neither closed nor archived.” These are the words of the national director of the Judiciary Police (PJ), Luís Neves, who further recalled that “the investigation continues” into corruption in Madeira

This was the reaction of the leader of this investigative force after the release of the three defendants in the case of alleged corruption in Madeira was announced.

Although concerned, Luís Neves assured that he was not frustrated with the decision taken at the end of the first judicial interrogation, noting that the process will not stop here.

“The Public Prosecutor’s Office has already informed that it will appeal, and it is certain that it has presented suspects of committing criminally relevant acts. The process is not closed or archived”, he told journalists, on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony for 84 new PJ inspectors, also expressing his “solidarity” with the investigation.

He further stated that this precautionary measure does not jeopardize the work of the Judiciary Police. “We will continue our work over several years on this topic. I have complete confidence and security in the work we have been doing, but we must respect the decisions of the courts”, he reiterated, assuring that he would not change “strictly anything” in the performance of the force he leads, since “the objectives have been achieved”.

“No, it doesn’t put our work at risk, we know what we are doing, we are confident in what we are doing, we are convinced and very motivated in the work we have been carrying out for years in this investigation”, he added.

It should be remembered that this Wednesday, Pedro Calado, Avelino Farinha and Custódio Correia, detained three weeks ago on suspicion of corruption, received a less serious coercive measure from the investigating judge Jorge Bernardes de Melo, therefore remaining free with an identity document and residence.

The decision was based on the lack of strong evidence of the crimes alleged against the three suspects, alleged crimes for which the Public Prosecutor’s Office requested preventive detention. This plan was not fulfilled, with the former mayor of Funchal and the two businessmen being released.

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    • You forget the diamond in the drawer. But it is not a crime to have a diamond or 10,000 Euros in cash. Neither do you have to explain where they came from. No comment is the answer.
      I just can’t believe that a plane load of 200 + police, Investigators, lawyers, members of the Judiciary couldn’t turn up just one, one, item of evidence that would cause the examining Judge to perhaps make a comment. Or did he, none of the proceedings were allowed to be presented to the public.

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    • Conspiracy nonsense. Maybe it was Santa Claus in collusion with the tooth fairy also. Or maybe it was just corruption, plain and simple. It seems that there are plenty of people here that know it’s corruption, the authorities know it’s corruption and so does anyone in their right mind. The only people that don’t want to believe it are the people that voted these clowns into power again and again. It’s difficult to admit you made a mistake and change tack. It’s called Sunak Cost Fallacy.

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      • Sounds like buyers remorse, although how many voted Brexit and Tory in 2017 and 2019 would vote differently given the same chance again is a question that remains unanswered. There is a thing called “cognitive dissonance” which far too many voters seem to suffer from.

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  1. And then try to image the UK people demand and vote over and over again in Boris . At least Miguel Albuquerque and the government they do the things . 😁😂

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