Former director of Presidency Museum to be tried

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 10-07-2019 17:00:00 · 0 Comments
Former director of Presidency Museum to be tried

Lisbon's Criminal Investigation Court has decided to try the former director of the Presidency Museum, Diogo Gaspar, who is accused of influence peddling, forgery, embezzlement and abuse of power.

The decision was made by the investigating judge Maria Antónia Andrade, who confirmed the prosecution's indictment for the four defendants in the 'Operation Knight' case: Diogo Gaspar, José Dias, Paulo Duarte and Vítor Santos.

In June 2016, the then director of the Presidency Museum was arrested on suspicion of influence peddling, document forgery, embezzlement, economic participation in business and abuse of power.

The Public Prosecutor's Office claims to have evidence that Diogo Gaspar misused "state resources for private purposes" and that he appropriated public property and harmed public property interests.

The 'Operation Knight' investigation began in April 2015.


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