The general prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Wednesday that former Prime Minister Jose Socrates was indicted on 31 bribery charges and other crimes, including money laundering, tax fraud and falsification of documents.

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Lawyers for Socrates called the accusation “baseless,” saying in a statement that they intended to use “all legal means” to defend the former socialist premier.

The 4,000-page indictment, which also targets 18 other individuals and nine companies, accuses Socrates and his accomplices of accumulating an estimated fortune of more than 24 million euros ($28 million) in Switzerland, in exchange for favors granted.


unrepentant psychopath?

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