LISBON (Reuters) – Prosecutors preserve named Portugal’s biggest utility EDP (EDP.LS) a proper suspect in a corruption investigation that prompted the suspension of its CEO ultimate week, the agency said on Monday.
FILE PHOTO: Portuguese electrical vitality agency Energias de Portugal (EDP) CEO Antonio Mexia speaks for the size of a information convention in Lisbon, Portugal June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Guidelines
An EDP spokesman instructed Reuters the agency had obtained a notification from the stammer prosecutor’s location of job. The advance got here per week after a win ordered chief authorities Antonio Mexia suspended over malpractice allegations relationship from 2007.
The prosecutor’s location of job referred queries to paperwork from its prison investigation unit, nonetheless the papers weren’t immediately accessible.
EDP and Mexia preserve frequently denied any wrongdoing.
Prosecutors indicted Mexia in 2017, alleging historic Economic system Minister Manuel Pinho had benefited from a map to compensate EDP for the early discontinue of mounted vitality buy contracts and an extension of 27 dam concessions with out public refined.
Pinho has additionally denied any wrongdoing.
The EDP spokesman said the prosecutor’s location of job had informed the agency that historic vitality secretary of stammer Artur Trindade modified into additionally named a suspect for allegedly benefiting the agency in alternate for unspecified favours for the size of his 2012-2015 tenure.
Portuguese media additionally reported Trindade had been named.
The prosecutor’s location of job referred queries about Trindade to its investigation unit additionally, nonetheless no affirmation modified into accessible.
Trindade, who’s now president of the Iberian Electrical vitality Market that promotes electrical cooperation between Spain and Portugal, may maybe presumably effectively maybe now not be immediately reached for remark.
Reporting by Sergio Goncalves, Writing by Catarina Demony; Modifying by Andrei Khalip and Andrew Cawthorne