Benfica’s former SAD authorized adviser is one of the defendants.
The reading of the verdict in the E-Mole case was postponed until the scheduled date this Wednesday on account of a strike by judicial workers. Leaving the Central Criminal Court in Lisbon, and in a brief assertion, one of the defendants, Paulo Gonsalves, stated: “It does not matter to be fast, it is essential to be honest”.
Benfica’s former authorized advisers and courtroom officers José Augusto Silva and Julio Loureiro had been getting ready to listen to the courtroom’s resolution, which was scheduled for November 4, 2022, and was postponed to January 9, 23 and 25 consecutively.
In the ultimate indictments on July 13, prosecutor Luis Ribeiro argued that the three defendants must be discovered responsible, though with out figuring out the size of the sentence. The MP’s Justice of the Peace then claimed that “Julio Loureiro’s efficiency with José Augusto Silva, in change for Paulo Gonsalves, was preferential therapy embodied in tickets, invites, entry to the membership’s car parking zone and “merchants”.
In reference to the “excessive degree of illegality” and “excessive calls for” in relation to José Augusto Silva, the former authorized adviser and official of “Avatars”, the prosecutor emphasised, “anticipating a damning verdict”. General prevention”. Regarding the worker Julio Loureiro, Luis Ribeiro assumed that there had been a “extra restricted intervention”.
The defendants’ protection denied most of the prices and pleaded for acquittal. For the lawyer of former Benfica supervisor, Tiago Rodríguez Bastos, the e-Mole case is “a handful of nothing”, “forbidden proof” and a warning of the unconstitutionality of the so-called metadata legislation, which was issued in April 2022. by the Constitutional Court.
Julio Loureiro’s lawyer, Rui Pedro Pinheiro, additionally reiterated the judicial officer’s innocence in the course of, stressing “nothing of felony relevance”. Lawyer Paulo Gomes, José Augusto Silva’s agent, acknowledged the potential guilt, however highlighted the judicial officer’s character and his integration into society.
Paulo Gonçalves, a former authorized adviser at SAD do Benfica, is accused of co-authoring the breach of judicial confidentiality, 21 breach of confidentiality by an worker, 9 of improper entry, 9 of breach of obligation of confidentiality. , along with one depend of energetic corruption, two counts of improper entry and two counts of breach of obligation of confidentiality.
Judicial officer Julio Loureiro is charged with the crime of passive corruption, whereas judicial officer José Augusto Silva responds to at least one depend of passive corruption, six counts of breaching the confidentiality of justice, 21 counts of breach of confidentiality by an official, 9 counts of undue entry. , 9 for breach of obligation of confidentiality, 28 for illegal entry and one for embezzlement.
The E-Mole case dates again to 2018, when the MP accused two judicial officers, Paulo Gonsalves and Benfica’s SAD, of varied crimes. However, in December of that 12 months, a prescriptive resolution didn’t pronounce the SAD avatar for trial.