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Portugal's ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 00:49

Portuguese police arrest former prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates in a corruption probe. The Prosecutor General's office says he and three others were arrested in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering. Socrates was detained late Friday. Authorities say he'll be brought before a criminal judge for questioning over suspicious banking operations and money transfers. Socrates resigned as prime minister in 2011, as an escalating debt crisis forced him to request an international bailout... imposing painful austerity on Portugal. Representatives of the center-left Socialist party could not immediately be reached for comment on Socrates' arrest.

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Portugal's ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 00:49