LISBON – Portuguese 2 parents carried out searches from the offices belonging to the country’s Finance Minister Mrio Centeno, who this month took over as the president on the Eurogroup.
In a short statement ship to POLITICO, the finance ministry confirmed the searches was held Friday. It said the ministry “cooperates openly” with any investigation which will “place at the disposition belonging to the judicial authorities any material requested.”
Various media reports said the searches were hyperlinked to allegations of favourable tax cure for a real estate company belonging to family members in the president of Lisbon football team Benfica.
The reports are not immediately confirmed by the Public Prosecution Service or use the ministry.
Centeno has previously denied any involvement within the tax break allegations which first emerged last September in news reports magazine Sbado.
A life-long fan belonging to the Benfica club, Centeno faced criticism recently over revelations he requested seats within the presidential box on the club’s stadium just last year to watch a complement arch rivals FC Porto. Centeno’s office?said the request is fashioned for security reasons and decided not to breach a government code of conduct.