Portuguese police arrest ex-PM Socrates in corruption investigation

November 22, 2014 9:07 AM

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Portuguese police arrest ex-PM Socrates in corruption investigation

LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General's office said on Saturday.

It said in a statement that Socrates, who was detained on Friday, would be brought before a criminal judge for questioning on Saturday regarding an investigation of suspicious banking operations and money transfers.

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