The authorities have been carrying out searches since Monday morning as part of an inquiry that investigates alleged embezzlement of funds from Clube Santa Clara in the Azores. At stake are crimes of money laundering, economic participation in business, embezzlement and breach of trust.
The investigation conducted by the Central Department of Investigation and Penal Action (DCIAP) led to searches of residences located in Ponta Delgada, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Moimenta da Beira, on the island of Madeira, in Espinho and in Lisbon. The collection of documents and evidence is also taking place at law firms located in Lisbon and in the Azores and also at three commercial companies located in the Azores.
“The process investigates the possible illegitimate use of monetary amounts belonging to the Santa Clara Club through transfers to accounts of administration elements”, explains the Public Ministry, which is being assisted by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Azores, of the Judiciary Police. .