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Operation “Red Card”. Luis Filipe Vieira under house arrest pending bail



Operation "Red Card".  Luis Filipe Vieira under house arrest pending bail

The rest of the defendants (José António dos Santos, Bruno Macedo and Tiago Vieira) were also bail, even though they are all free.

José António dos Santos, known as the “King of Chicks”, will have to pay a bond of two million euros within 20 days and will not be able to contact any Novo Banco employee or administrator and will have to surrender his passport. Leave the country.

Thiago Vieira, the son of Luis Filipe Vieira, will have to post a bond of 600 thousand euros, for 20 days he will not be able to contact other accused (except for his father) and will not be able to leave Portugal, having surrendered his passport. …

Beuno Macedo has a deposit of 300 thousand euros, which must be paid within 20 days, and like the other defendants, he will not be able to leave the country by surrendering his passport.

Luis Filipe Vieira will be under house arrest until he pays a bail of three million euros without an electronic bracelet, and he will have 20 days to pay this amount. A passport will also be requested due to the risk of the flight, and there will be no contact with Benfica board members.

will take place on wednesday

The Benfica businessman and president, removed from office, was questioned by Judge Carlos Alexander this Saturday, as he was the last person interrogated in Operation Red Card.

As a result of a lawsuit launched on Wednesday to investigate transactions and financing worth more than 100 million euros, three more people were arrested: businessman Jose Antonio dos Santos, aka King of Chickens, lawyer and football businessman Bruno Macedo and Thiago Vieira, son of Luis. Filipe Vieira. According to the Central Directorate of Investigation and Criminal Affairs (DCIAP), these are facts that can be “breach of trust crimes, qualified fraud, forgery, tax fraud and money laundering”.

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In addition to the Novo Banco scam, Luis Filipe Vieira is accused of redirecting € 2.5 million from Benfica to his private world with the help of his son Thiago Vieira, who took over most of the companies. At the heart of the scheme is football manager Bruno Macedo, to whom prosecutors are credited with creating a carousel of companies inside and outside the country through which Benfica’s assets were hidden and then used in the interests of the then president of the club. …

As part of this investigation, some 45 search warrants were issued to search companies, homes, law firms and banking institutions in Lisbon, Torres Vedras and Braga. One of the places where the searches were carried out was Benfica’s SAD, which stated in a statement that it was not an accused.

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



″I couldn't leave without winning this award″

Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

Did you tell the President that you want the Golden Dragon? “I never commented, asking for an award was not my style, it was deserved, I was very happy, many could have won. I am very happy”.

Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe’s costume″



″Most competitive costume required, Pepe's costume″

Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

Technical team and others: “With a super competent technical team, a health department, where there is not only Dr. Nelson Puga and therapists, but also an optometrist, pedologist, a number of people who work daily so that the players do not miss anything. and so that year after year they can get better and win, which is what we want.”

Techniques: “Victory. Not forgetting the people in the kitchen, in the restaurant, the people involved in analysis and observation, the equipment technicians, because today everyone is a technician… [risos]🇧🇷 Lawn techniques too, because I am very picky about the height of the lawn. I think that every detail is important and matters. Finally, a number of people who contribute to making this possible. This is not mine, this belongs to the people of Olival, who are always led by our great, my friend and godfather, the president.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)



BALL - Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)

Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

Neither in the starting lineup (see tables), nor in the 13 options used by the coaches – Montiel (Sevilla), Pezzella (Betis), Acuña (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Lautaro Martinez ( Inter) and Dybala (Roma) entered Argentina, from the French side they were also called Disasi (Monaco), Conate (Liverpool), Fofana (Monaco), Camavinga (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bavaria), Muani (Eintracht) and Thuram (Borussia). M’gladbach) – if they found other players who didn’t play in the leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany, that’s a clear sign of where the money and power come from to attract great players.
Some, like Enzo and Otamendi, are just over the top.ig 5 – if the midfielder was already in vogue among the richest in Europe, followed by Liverpool and Real Madrid, among others, now that he has won the World Cup and the best young player trophy in the competition … – but they shine enough to guarantee yourself a place in the best team in the world.

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