Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Rui Horta e Costa accused in the Operation Marquis resigns the position in the CTT – Diário de Notícias – Lisbon

Horta e Costa was a non-executive director of CTT,

Rui Horta e Costa resigned this Wednesday to the post of non-executive director of the CTT. The information was disclosed in a statement of the CTT, which reveals that Horta e Costa “communicated today to the company his resignation from the position of non-executive director of CTT, as well as its unavailability to the exercise of identical functions in the mandate 2017-2019, for personal reasons”.

The Public Ministry has confirmed, however, that Rui Horta e Costa is a defendant in Operation Marquis, on suspicion of bribery, tax fraud, money laundering and abuse of trust.

the Second said to Lusa, the Attorney General of the Republic, Rui Horta e Costa is subject to the coercive measure of the Term of Identity and Residence, by suspicions of the “practice of facts which may integrate the crimes of active corruption, tax fraud, money laundering and abuse of confidence,” Operation Marquis, which also has the accused José Sócrates, Ricardo Salgado, Armando Vara and the businessman Carlos Santos Silva, among others.

The news Horta e Costa was a defendant in operation marquis was advanced by the Morning post Wednesday. > > > > according To the CM, Horta e Costa, who was administrator of the resort Vale do Lobo, is suspected of having “fostered the payment of illicit of two million euros Armando’s Rod and Carlos Santos Silva, through a portion of the money not declared in the business of selling a plot of land in Vale do Lobo to the Dutch Sander van Gelder”.


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