This Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor’s Office indicted Joe Berardo for two more crimes: forgery of documents and breach of public order. These crimes are in addition to qualified fraud, tax fraud, money laundering and harmful administration.

A TVI confirmed this information, which will be advanced, still this Wednesday, in a statement, by the Superior Council of Magistracy.

O Madeiran businessman was arrested on Tuesday by suspicions to Caixa Geral de Depósitos, for the way it managed to obtain, in 2006, loans that, in 2015, still revealed an exposure of the public bank to Fundação Berardo in the order of 268 million euros in bad debts.

In addition to Joe Berardo, the lawyer André Luiz Gomes was also arrested in this case that has 11 defendants, of which six are companies and five are individual.

The newspaper Observer he stated that Renato Berardo, the businessman’s son, is another of the defendants, a news that has since been confirmed by the TVI.


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