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Operation Marquês charges announced – Sócrates controlled €24 million in Swiss bank accounts

socratesVRSAThe charges have been listed by the Public Prosecutor as Operation Marquês winds up and the paperwork is collated to prosecute José Sócrates, Ricardo Salgado, Zeinal Bava, Henrique Granadeiro and Armando Vara among other luminaries of the Portuguese elite, all of whom face full exposure in court for their involvement in a corrupt alliance between business and politics.

After an investigation lasting nearly four years, the Public Prosecutor’s Office today, October 11th, filed charges against 28 defendants, 9 of them companies, under Operation Marquês, marking ‘the end of the beginning’ of this complex case assembled by the Public Prosecutor’s office with the invaluable help of the Tax Authority.


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