The rogatory letter that was delivered to the Portuguese authorities by the police indicates that José Sócrates facilitated, demanded or received money in the licensing process of Freeport in Alcochete.
According to a TVI report, which can be seen at www.tvi.iol.pt, the then minister of the Environment participated in a meeting with several persons, including the founder of the outlet himself, Sean Collidge. The money that was used to facilitate the process was allegedly paid to a cousin of Sócrates, according to the British police's suspicions.
Cândida Almeida today. The prosecutor that is responsible for the Freeport investigation stated this Wednesday that there are no arguidos, not even suspects.
This afternoon, before the news about this rogatory letter containing the English police's suspicions about José Sócrates which was delivered to the Portuguese authorities became known, the prime minister insisted that the change of the special protection zone of the Tejo estuary had nothing to do with the licensing of the Freeport enterprise.
source: Sol, 28.01.2009