“It’s always sucking on the teat” The pots of PSD mayors to friends and family in Lisbon councils

A gang of Portuguese deputies devising schemes to obtain patrimonial and non-patrimonial benefits at the expense of the public treasury.

These scams to steal money from the Portuguese were carried out in almost the entire municipality of Lisbon and beyond, following the party line and the usual “friends”.

The “cake” and the greed were so big that people were already saying things like “it has to be sliced by everyone!” because some are getting more than others!

A female PSD councillor in Loures is heard saying, “These guys are always sucking on the tit!

Wow! It’s the festival of corruption in Portugal in full swing and it’s open 24 hours a day, for politicians, friends of politicians, family members and the like!

I’m so happy that these guys in the EU are sucking my hard earned money! (sarc.)

It should be noted that this police investigation is superfluous because, as always, in the end no real convictions will result and everything will be archived for some random reason such as “no wrongdoing was found”. And in many years, the Portuguese will forget, which is not difficult at all, because at this moment they have already forgotten.

Just a “small” detail. This investigation started only eight years after an anonymous tip, yes, you read that right! Hmmm! I wonder why that is?

The following article is a translation. You can find the link to the original website at the end of it.

Sérgio Azevedo was optimistic that the future would go well – unless

“they catch me bugging me or doing some tricky shit”

The fish dies through its mouth: that same conversation was being heard and is part of the Tutti Frutti case, the investigation of which TVI and CNN Portugal are revealing this week.

Sérgio Azevedo was a PSD deputy, vice-president of the party’s Parliamentary Group (he was from 2015 to 2018) and member of the Lisbon Municipal Assembly (from 2013 to 2017).

According to the investigation’s thesis, he was also “the head” of a scheme that aimed at a process of “domination of municipal structures (…) that allow suspects to obtain patrimonial (and non-patrimonial) advantages at the expense of the public treasury”.

The Lisbon councils were mainly at stake, but the scope reached 16 municipalities, plus 12 parish councils (almost all in the capital) and three municipal assemblies: in addition to Lisbon and Barcelos, also Loures.

The activities followed the “geographical extension of the party orientation”, argues Andrea Marques, deputy prosecutor at the Public Ministry. And they used, when necessary, “intermediaries who exercise or have previously exercised public functions on behalf of the PSD to obtain the award or agreement”.

It was this “network that appears to be headed by Sérgio Azevedo” that allegedly made agreements, suspicious contracts, distributed “dough” and pans.

Here is the triangle drawn by the investigation: agreements with boys; contracts with companies and payment of dues to social democratic activists. And Sérgio Azevedo was the “boss”, the fundamental trio of the operation included Carlos Eduardo Reis and Luís Newton. The investigation network then expanded to other “operational” ones such as Nuno Firmo and Nuno Vitoriano, as well as Fernando Braamcamp, in Areeiro, and Vasco Morgado, in the parish of Santo António.

They are the ones who are caught saying things like “you have to cut it for everyone”, because some people are getting more than others. Ivone Gonçalves, PSD councilor in Loures, is also heard saying “these guys are always sucking at the teat”.

It is politics transformed into a business center, which involves family members, a partner and a mother

in a process in which 4 crimes are suspected: corruption, influence peddling, economic participation in business and prohibited financing.

In a telephone conversation, Carlos Eduardo Reis “Here in Portugal, the political parties themselves control the State and the machine”. Sérgio Azevedo retorts: “If the PJ had more resources, everything would be fucked.”

Eight years after the anonymous tip that started it all, and almost five years after the searches that swept the country, the Tutti Frutti case now has around 11 thousand pages of suspicions and investigations, and annexes that include wiretaps, bank details, seized emails and documents.

A country where criminals and the powerful are systematically protected to the detriment of victims and its citizens is the definition of a dictatorship, which is why Portugal should leave the EU.


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