Public Prosecutor leaves investigation to "blackout fiscal" stopped 19 months ago – The Economic Journal

Public Prosecutor leaves investigation to "blackout fiscal" stopped 19 months ago - The Economic Journal


The Public Prosecutor's Office (MP) did not pursue the investigation into the case of the € 10 billion offshores which were not registered in the central system of the Tax and Customs Authority (TA) and that in their vast majority correspond to flows sent from BES. The complaint comes from MEP Ana Gomes, who says she is "shaken and alarmed" in an alert addressed, by letter, to the Attorney General's Office (PGR). The PGR confirmed to the Economic Newspaper that it received the statement from Ana Gomes, which is "under analysis", and reports that the investigation has not yet established defendants.

In the letter, which the Economic Journal had access to, Ana Gomes warns Lucília Gago that the investigation, which is in the hands of the Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DIAP) of Lisbon and is assisted by the Judicial Police (PJ), has been standing there one year and seven months after it was opened in August 2017. "The consultation that I made to the process showed that since the opening of the investigation, nothing has been advanced in the investigation by the DIAP", reads in the letter from European Parliament, on 20 March. "The process consists of successive refusals of investigation by the PJ, to prioritize other investigations, and corresponding requests for extension of the investigation by the Public Prosecutor."

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