The president of SL Benfica, Luís Filipe Vieira, saw the crimes of qualified fraud, forgery of documents and money laundering that were indicted in the Banco Português de Negócios (BPN) case filed.
According to the order of the Central Department of Investigation and Penal Action, to which TVI had access, it was considered “There is not enough evidence of a crime”.
Luís Filipe Vieira is president of the Inland Group, which in 2003 and 2004 benefited from a BPN credit worth 20 million euros to finance a capital increase in the real estate fund BPN Real Estate, writes Correio da Manhã.
The suit investigated suspicions that the Inland Group had set up a scheme that allowed it not to pay the credit in question. The Public Prosecutor’s Office does not rule out the possibility that Vieira authorized this scheme, but closed the case for lack of evidence.
“In abstract and in general theory, according to the rules of common experience, it could be said that, since the defendant Luís Filipe Vieira is the majority shareholder and administrator with Inland’s financial portfolio, will obviously have been aware of and even authorized the realization of the facts. However, such a judgment, because in the specific case it lacks the essential concretization, cannot justify its criminal responsibility ”, reads in the order.
“It is that such a judgment cannot affirm, with a minimum of reasonableness and certainty, that in this case it has happened, always remaining a reasonable doubt that, if not filled with evidence, imposes the filing of the case file, in this part, due to scarcity of evidence ”, it is also read.