The mayor of Vila Nova de Gaia, Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues, and his spouse, accused of utilizing, “like theirs”, an electrical automotive from the municipality, will begin the trial on May 8.
This data was raised in the present day to the Lusa group by the courtroom, including that the primary a part of the trial is scheduled for two pm on May 8 on the Regional Court in Vila Nova de Gaia (J1), with classes already scheduled for 9.10 am. May 11 and 15.
The mayor, elected by the PS for the third time period within the elections of September 2021, and his spouse requested the opening of an investigation, however the Court of Criminal Instruction (TIC) of Porto introduced (determined to switch the trial), in December 2021, the 2 are within the particular phrases of the accusation of the Public Ministry (MP), withdrawn in January of that yr.
“This case is a lie and this might be confirmed in courtroom. The president has his personal automotive and has by no means had municipal firm automobiles in his work. This sentence will present the falsehood of the nameless accusation made by the MP to comply with,” stated Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues, who can also be the president of the Metropolitan Area of Porto, in a response despatched to the Lusa group, on December 7. , 2021, after sending the assertion of the Porto TIC.
The MP’s felony order, which Lusa discovered, confirms that the defendants “determined to make use of, as if it had been theirs”, an electrical car obtained below a monetary settlement with a municipal firm, following a direct upkeep settlement signed in October. 13, 2017, “on cost of month-to-month lease” of 614 euros.
“Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues and Elisa Almeida Rodrigues determined to make the most of the duties he used as mayor of Vila Nova de Gaia to all the time do it for themselves and to hurt the supervisor and the municipal firm. It undermines the work of the federal government, dressing it up, doing it freely, intentionally and knowingly, representing and wanting such outcomes”, defends the Public Ministry.
The MP says, on November 24, 2017, the Board of Directors of the municipal firm Águas de Gaia determined to lend a automotive to the House of the President of the Municipality.
“Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues, regardless of having full information that the automotive was given to Águas de Gaia EMSA and that it had been delivered to the President’s House, by means of a earlier settlement along with his spouse, Elisa Maria da Rocha Costa de Almeida Rodrigues, gave him the use in order that he may take it on his personal and with out paying, as if his automotive”, refers back to the accusation.
For the MP, from November 24, 2017 and till June 1, 2018, the agent “drove an electrical automotive, as if it had been his property”.
“Using it, both on their every day journey from dwelling to work and from work to dwelling, or on weekends and vacation visits and leisure journeys, together with all the time carrying the grandchild of the couple in it”, exhibits the group of the crime.
According to the investigation, throughout the evening, the automotive stopped within the park close to the residence of the accused, in Vila Nova de Gaia.
The MP confirms that, “even when the automotive is rented in October 2017” by Águas de Gaia, the price of its use, upkeep and necessary insurance coverage “carried” by the municipal firm, virtually till June 2018, the automotive in query. “he isn’t assigned to the fleet” led by the individual answerable for managing all the Águas de Gaia fleet, “even when he isn’t conscious of its existence”.
It was solely from July 16, 2018 when the automotive “began to register entries” on the municipal firm Águas de Gaia.
As a results of this motion, says the prosecutor, the defendants “benefited unfairly” from 4,916 euros, the quantity of eight rents from the cost of the automotive – between November 2017 and June 2018.
The MP requests that the defendants be charged with collectively paying this quantity to the Government, primarily based on the “benefits of the crime discovered” by the 2.