December 4, 2021

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Prosecutor and police inspect Porto's headquarters

Prosecutor and police inspect Porto’s headquarters


22/11/2021 –

The Public Prosecution Office of Portugal and police agents today inspected the offices of FC Oporto as part of Operation Red Card. To clarify possible tax crimes, Portuguese media reported today.

According to the Portuguese magazine “Spado”, the recordings Entrepreneurs also practice Alexandre Pinto da Costa (son of the president of Porto, Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa) and Pedro Payne.

The red card operation was exposed when Benfica’s then president, Los Felipe Vieira, was arrested in early July on suspicion of tax fraud and money laundering.s, among other potential offences, to illustrate potential fraudulent deals in excess of €100 million.

Days later, on July 15, Portuguese newspaper “Pblico” reported that the Portuguese Public Prosecutor’s Office was investigating the possibility of this happening. Commission fraud in the sale of Der Milito to Real Madrid, which Porto sold to the Spanish club.

In the spotlight, according to “The Public”, are two agents: Bruno Macedo, one of the four Portuguese arrested in Operation Red Card that forced Benfica’s president, Los Felipe Vieira, to resign; and Brazilian Giuliano Bertolucci.

In August 2018, Porto bought 90% of Milito’s rights from São Paulo for 8.5 million and in March 2019 Real Madrid bought 100% of the rights for 50 million, from which Porto will benefit 38.16 million euros. however, 21% of the amount brought in by Porto was for the two brokers, according to the same source.

In addition to, According to the newspaper, the first purchase is also in doubt, when Milito was acquired by Oporto. In July, that newspaper revealed itself in the process Milito will play Pedro Pinho, a businessman closely linked to the president of Porto, Jorge Nono Pinto da Costa.

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Pinho was also a partner of Alexandre Pinto da Costa, son of the current president Harbor, through a company also associated with football.