José Sócrates

Socrates is also credited with tax crimes.

Former Prime Minister of Portugal Jose Socrates brought more than 30 charges, the General Prosecutor of the country.

The former head of the government is accused of passive corruption, money laundering, forgery and tax evasion, said in a statement.

Following the completion of the “Marquis” allegations of corruption and tax abuse has been brought nearly 30 defendants in the investigation – both individuals and organizations.

Socrates, who headed the government of Portugal from 2005 to 2011, was detained by police officers in November 2014. Local media citing police sources reported that, while in power, Socrates earned about $ 25 million on bribes.

Earlier, the Minister of culture of Portugal, joão Soares resigned in the Wake of the scandal that erupted over his comment in Facebook .

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RIA Novosti