The Lisbon Court found the former president of Benfica to deliberately refuse to appear before the judge who cited him
Portuguese justice issued an arrest warrant for João Vale e Azevedo. The Lisbon Court found the former president of Benfica to deliberately refuse to appear before the judge who cited him.
At stake is a process in which the former president of Benfica is accused of false guarantees of millions of euros in guaranteed processes and of millions of attempts to circumvent B.
For more than three years, since March 2019, the court has unsuccessfully tried to notify João Vale e Azevedo, who lives and works in London since 2018, to be tried in this case.
On June 30, the court decreed a period of 30 days for Vale and Azevedo to appear in court. “So far, and after this period, it has not been presented”, reads the statement of the judges to which CNN Portugal had access. Therefore, the Judicial Court of the District of Lisbon considered the defendant “contumaz”. Now Vale and Azeve justice, it is estimated to be fled to his presence, that is, be his presence.
With the declaration of contumacy, the judge will send a detention warrant, which must be accompanied by an international arrest warrant. It remains to be seen whether the UK will comply with that order.
The nature also “for the registration of legal assets of a nature concluded after this date and the declaration of declaration of public authorities, identity card, driving license, passport, taxpayer card, voter card” and respective validations”.
The collective considers it “evident” that Vale e Azevedo tried to “form” that he managed to never have noticed or that he could not for health reasons, “achieve what he had through appeal, searching the processual process in a search engine, in a clear definition of the principles and institutes that govern criminal proceedings”. Vale and Azevedo’s actions border on “procedural bad faith”, say the judges.