Robert Murat criminal complaint against Jane Tanner
Today, a UK media journalist, ITV'S Keir Simmons was able to confirm with Mr. Pagarete, Robert Murat's lawyer, that he has filed a legal complaint against Jane Tanner.
According to Portuguese Journalist Frederico Duarte de Carvalho's twitter, the case which is still at the inquest phase and under the secrecy of justice, is taking place at the Criminal Court of Lagos, in the Algarve, and apparently Mr. Amaral has already testified. Jane Tanner has not yet been constituted as an arguida, nor has she appeared in court.
Robert Murat's criminal complaint against Jane Tanner for calumnious denunciation, has already heard some witnesses, and will continue to hear some more, one of which is Ricardo Paiva, the PJ inspector who is currently being called as a 'liar' by the McCanns Portuguese lawyer, Isabel Duarte.
On the side
On the case of Leandro da Silva versus Gonçalo Amaral, filed by Marcos Aragão Correia, Leonor Cipriano's lawyer, self-called psychic and convicted child murderer defendant, is reaching its final days at court - the lawyer strangely enough has moved to Madeira and has allegedly missed most of the court sessions.
From the Portuguese Penal Code [Rectification to the CPP n.º 102/2007, of 31/10]:
Artcle 365.º - Calumnious Denunciation
1- Whom, by any means, before the authority or publicly, with the knowledge of falsity of the imputation, denounces or casts upon a determined person the suspicion of the practice of crime, with intent that against her it is placed a legal proceeding, shall be punished with imprisonment up to 3 years or with a fine.
2 - If the conduct consists in the false imputation of unlawful fact or disciplinary penalty, the agent is punished with imprisonment of up to 1 year or a fine of up to 120 days.
3 - If the means used by the agent is traduced in presenting, altering or distort evidence, the agent is punished:
a) In the case of nº1, with imprisonment up to 5 years;
b) In the case of nº 2, with imprisonment up to 3 years or a fine.
4 - If from the fact results the deprivation of liberty of the offended, the agent is punished with imprisonment of 1 up to 8 years.
5 - To the request of the offended the court orders the public knowledge of the conviction sentence, under Article 189º.