The former administrator of the Banco Privado Português, Paulo Guichard was released this Thursday after the Supreme Court of Justice granted the request for ‘habeas corpus’.
The decision comes after the lawyer of the former administrator defended, in the hearing at the Supreme Court of Justice, that the arrest of former BPP administrator is illegal an appeal is pending and that the decision will have systemic importance.
Former BPP administrator Paulo Guichard was detained last Thursday at Porto airport from Brazil. Since then, he has been detained in the prison establishment of Custóias, in Matosinhos, in the district of Porto.
On the same day, the petition for ‘habeas corpus’ was filed in court for considering the defense that the detention is illegal.
According to the document with the request for ‘habeas curpus’, to which TVI had access, in the course of the Banco Privado Português (BPP) case, Guichard “lived in Brazil always with the knowledge of the judicial authorities”, who were “always informed of the his whereabouts”.