The police register dependencies of the Socialist Government of Portugal for alleged corruption
The Portuguese Judicial Police has carried out a search at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Socialist Council of Ministers as part of an investigation for alleged corruption that also affects other public administration agencies in several cities in the country.
The authorities have acted on suspicions of alleged irregularities in the award of public contracts, reports the Central Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DCIP). The Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed registration in Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto and Braga and also includes private homes and companies, according to the Lusa agency.
Among the objectives of these investigations would be the secretary general of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, David Xavier, according to information from CNN Portugal that the Government has refused to clarify at first.
No person is formally charged yet for the alleged crimes under investigation.