Parliament approves increase in penalties for Corruption

 

The Assembly of the Republic unanimously approved today the final version of the bills that aims to aggravate the criminal framework for crimes of sports corruption.

The final text, which was based on three bills of law, the PSD, PS and CDS-PP, was approved unanimously on 8th March 2017 in the first Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional, Direct, Guarantees.

The new wording provides for a one to eight year prison sentence for the crime of passive corruption (currently punishable by one to five years imprisonment) and five years for the crime of active corruption, punishable, up to now, with a prison sentence of up to three years or a fine.


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