The Public Prosecutor’s Office filed a charge against former Mayor of Santarém Moita Flores and a businessman, in connection with the works in Jardim da Liberdade, for the practice of crimes of corruption and money laundering.
In a statement, the Public Prosecutor’s Office affirms that, following the investigation that took place in the Évora Department of Investigation and Penal Action, an indictment was brought to trial by a collective court against Francisco Moita Flores and a businessman in the construction industry, imputing the practice of the crime of passive and active corruption, respectively, and the crime of laundering.
A former municipality official was also accused, as an accomplice in the context of the practice of the crime of corruption, a son of the ex-mayor and two legal persons, who were charged with the practice of the crime of money laundering.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office filed a request for loss of advantages, demanding that the defendants be jointly ordered to pay the State an amount of 300,000 euros, read in the same note.
The crimes they are accused of “stem from facts committed between 2009 and 2010, in the context of the construction of the underground car park and other works carried out in Jardim da Liberdade, in Santarém”, he adds.
According to the accusation, the ex-mayor of Santarém “received a patrimonial advantage from the construction entrepreneur, through commercial companies linked to the respective business group and the son of the former, for the practice of acts contrary to the duties of the position. that he exercised “.
The inquiry was directed by the Public Ministry of the DIAP Regional of Évora, which, in the investigation, was assisted by the National Unit for Combating Corruption of the Judiciary Police.
The deadline for the eventual opening of an instruction has elapsed, which, if not requested, will determine the referral of the process for judgment.
At issue in this process is the alleged receipt of 300,000 euros, through companies of the ex-mayor’s family, for the benefit of ABB Construções, a company that, in 2010, received compensation of 1.8 million euros from the Santarém Chamber following contractual changes that reduced the parking spaces initially designed for the underground car park.
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