LA PILOTA – “The criminal plan of Vieira and Soares de Oliveira”, according to the Judicial Police (Benfica)

The journal Visão launched the closing report of the investigation into the operation known as ‘Bossa Blava’, during which the Judicial Police proposes to the Public Ministry an indictment towards the accused Luís Filipe Vieira (former president of Benfica) and Domingos Soares de Oliveira (present co-CEO of SAD dos incarados) for the crime of certified tax fraud.

The PJ signifies that the crime of certified tax fraud is at stake, pointing to transfers from SAD and Benfica Estádio, of the order of 1.8 million euros, to the IT firm ‘Questão Flexible’ for alleged providers supplied for the latter at the membership of lights. .

The Judicial Police has little question that it’s a mere “entrance firm, with none exercise”, even as a result of of the “disorganization during which the accounts have been discovered at the time of the searches carried out in June 2018”, he factors out the report

The scheme introduced by the investigation of the Judicial Police and the Tax Agency goes as follows: after receiving the cash, José Bernardes stored an 11% fee, paying 2% to Paulo Silva and José Raposo , all of them additionally accused on this case.

To legally assist the funds in the ‘Flexible Question’, says the Judiciary, Benfica SAD and Benfica Estádio signed 4 service contracts. On the aspect of the reds, it was Miguel Moreira – defendant constituted -, former monetary director of the membership, who signed the agreements. However, regardless of the incontrovertible fact that it’s about the provision of IT providers, the director of Information Systems of the Benfica group, João Copeto, in cost of coordinating and growing the software program methods, assumed that he “ignored these 4 contracts and added that he had no participation in the preparation of the similar, each at a technical degree and in the negotiation of securities”, refers to the Judicial Police.

Heard as the accused, as the authorized consultant of the SAD, Luís Filipe Vieira, former president of the membership, “mentioned that he trusts the individuals who work at Benfica and that he doesn’t have time to analyze all the contracts that he has to signal”, he writes the Judiciary. The government director Domingos Soares Oliveira claimed to know firms that supplied IT providers to Benfica, equivalent to Microsoft, Mckinsey and SAS Portugal, however “he doesn’t know in any respect who the ‘Flexible Question’ and José Bernardes are”, pushing Miguel Moreira to the duty. .

For the PJ, “the protection technique utilized by Luís Filipe Vieira and Domingos Soares de Oliveira, who signed their respective contracts crosswise and attributing to Miguel Moreira the data of the service contemplated therein, didn’t meet the information . present in the investigation”, subsequently, he doesn’t hesitate to take into account that the defendants “designed a criminal plan based mostly on the fictitious imputation of prices to firms”.

The Judiciary, nonetheless, states that it was not doable to “decide the circumstances during which the aforementioned quantities have been returned to the Benfica Group, nor to whom they have been successfully delivered and what was their closing vacation spot, particularly whether or not for licit or unlawful functions lawful”.


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