FORMER PORTUGUESE VICE-CONSUL TO BRAZIL SENTENCED TO 6 YEARS FOR MONEY LAUNDERING AND FRAUD

On 10th November, The Portugal News reported that Adelino Vera-Cruz Pinto, a former Portuguese vice-consul in Brazil, has been sentenced to 6 years in prison in Portugal for qualified fraud and money laundering, in a case involving embezzlement of funds from the archdiocese of Porto Alegre in Brazil.  The conviction is said to involve almost €1 million that belonged to the archdiocese of Porto Alegre, a donation to restore 2 churches of Portuguese origin in 2010-11.  He was dismissed by the foreign affairs ministry in 2011.  His wife at the time, Maria da Anunciação Figueiredo, was also sentenced to 4 years in prison with a suspended sentence for money laundering.

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/ex-vice-consul-to-brazil-sentenced-to-6-years/51936

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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