Hells Angels: Judge leaves repetition of the instruction phase

in News · 25-02-2020 08:00:00 · 0 Comments

The departure of the Central Court of Criminal Investigation (TCIC) of the judge who conducted about 40 sessions of the investigation of the Hells Angels case will require the repetition of this phase, a source linked to the case told Lusa.

The repetition of the investigation phase will begin on 12 March, at the Monsanto Court, and will now be in charge of the TCIC judge Carlos Alexandre.

Due to the exclusivity attributed to Judge Ivo Rosa, due to the mega-operation, Operation Marquis, the only TCIC judge who is available to instruct the remaining cases, including Tancos, Hells Angels and the case of the eight Portuguese terrorists is Judge Carlos Alexandre.

The departure of the TCIC from the judge who until recently directed the investigation phase of the case involving more than 80 'bikers' of the Hells Angels group was determined by the Superior Council of the Judiciary, on the proposal of Vice President José Lameira, with the plenary voting by majority, with three votes against.

However, a source linked to the case told Lusa that the CSM will reevaluate the situation of the TCIC, at the latest within three months, as this court is reduced to two judges again.

Lusa asked the CSM for the resolution taken in plenary on the matter, but so far has not received a response.

The investigation phase of the Hells Angels case had begun on 27 November under the direction of Judge Conceição Moreno.

The investigation phase will cover 71 defendants who requested it.

The prosecution of the Public Prosecutor's Office (MP) was issued on 10 July 2019 and the case was distributed to the TCIC on 10 October, after the Lisbon Criminal Investigation Court declared themselves “territorially incompetent” for the conducting the instructional phase.

The prosecution of the MP maintains that the 89 defendants of the Hells Angels group devised a plan to annihilate rival 'bikers', through physical force and various weapons to cause serious injuries, "if necessary until death", including Mário Machado ( leader of the extreme right New Social Order), who was accepted as an assistant in the process.

The defendants are accused of a criminal association, attempted qualified homicide aggravated by the use of a weapon, offense to physical integrity, extortion, theft, drug trafficking and the possession of weapons and ammunition, among other crimes.


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