Former Portuguese prime minister Sócrates to stand trial for money laundering

Former Portuguese prime minister Sócrates to stand trial for money laundering

The Guardian

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But judge rules that ex-premier does not have to face corruption charges

A Portuguese court has cleared the way for former prime minister José Sócrates to stand trial for money laundering and falsifying documents, but cleared him of corruption charges in the years-long case.

Sócrates is accused of pocketing €34m from three companies while he was in power between 2005 and 2011, but the ex-prime minister has maintained his innocence.

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