Special team set up to investigate linked football crimes

The prosecutor general of the Republic has set up a team of three magistrates to investigate investigations into football-related crimes, which began work earlier this month at the Central Department of Criminal Investigation and Action.

In response to the Lusa agency, the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) explains that this team, composed of three magistrates – two prosecutors from the Republic and an assistant prosecutor – of the Central Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DCIAP) and the Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DIAP,) will also be responsible for coordinating the investigation of all investigations related to the subject.

The team “will analyze the ongoing procedures as well as the new complaints presented and, as a result of this analysis, will decide which investigations should be undertaken by the team and which should be completed by the departments of the Public Prosecution Office where they started or which were received the new denunciations, “explains the PGR.

The PGR recognizes that this decision results from the significant increase in the number of complaints related to sport, in particular with football.

“Given the high number of cases, their territorial dispersion, and the social repercussions of the facts, it is considered fundamental that investigations develop with global knowledge of the trend, in a concentrated, integrated and coordinated way,” adds the PGR.

The magistrates’ team began operations on 04 April and is active in the DCIAP,

 

 


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