reading of the judgment is postponed again and Paulo Gonçalves reacts

The former authorized advisor of Benfica’s SAD is one of the defendants.

The reading of the sentence in the case of the E-mole, scheduled for this Wednesday, has been postponed to a date but to be decided, attributable to the strike of judicial officers. On leaving the Central Criminal Court of Lisbon, and in a brief assertion, Paulo Gonçalves, one of the defendants, stated: “It’s not vital to be quick, it is vital to be truthful.”

Benfica’s former authorized advisers and courtroom officers José Augusto Silva and Júlio Loureiro had been making ready to listen to the courtroom’s resolution, which was scheduled for November 4, 2022 and was successively postponed to January 9, 23 and 25.

In last arguments held on July 13, prosecutor Luís Ribeiro argued that the three defendants ought to be sentenced, though with out defining the size of the sentences. Then, the Justice of the Peace of the deputy acknowledged that “the efficiency of Júlio Loureiro, along with José Augusto Silva, corresponded to the change of Paulo Gonçalves for preferential remedy, embodied in tickets, invites, entry to the membership’s parking zone and “merchandising “.

“It is anticipated {that a} condemnatory resolution shall be handed down”, the prosecutor careworn, remarking in relation to the former authorized adviser of the “incarnados” and the official José Augusto Silva “the excessive diploma of illegality” and the “excessive calls for of common prevention”. Regarding the worker Júlio Loureiro, Luís Ribeiro assumed that there had been a “extra restricted intervention”.

The defendants’ defenses denied most of the crimes charged and requested for acquittal. For the lawyer of the former supervisor of Benfica, Tiago Rodrigues Bastos, the E-mole case is “a handful of nothing”, referring to “prohibited proof” and the declaration of unconstitutionality of the so-called Law of Metadata, issued in April 2022. by the Constitutional Court.

Rui Pedro Pinheiro, Júlio Loureiro’s lawyer, has additionally reiterated the innocence of the judicial officer on this course of, stressing that “there is nothing of felony relevance”. Lawyer Paulo Gomes, agent for José Augusto Silva, admitted a attainable conviction, however emphasised the character of the judicial officer and his integration into society.

Paulo Gonçalves, former authorized adviser of SAD do Benfica, is accused of six crimes of violation of the secret of justice, 21 of violation of the secret by an worker, 9 of improper entry, 9 of violation of the responsibility of secrecy , co-authored. , along with one crime of lively corruption, two of improper entry and two of breach of confidentiality.

The judicial official Júlio Loureiro is accused of against the law of passive corruption, whereas the judicial official José Augusto Silva is chargeable for against the law of passive corruption, six of violation of the secret of justice, 21 of violation of the secret by the official, 9 improper entry. , 9 for breach of confidentiality, 28 for illegitimate entry and one for embezzlement.

The E-mole case dates again to 2018, when the deputy accused the two judicial officers, Paulo Gonçalves and Benfica’s SAD, of varied crimes. However, in December of that 12 months, the instructive resolution ended by not declaring the embodiment of the SAD for the trial.


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