Joe Berardo ‘freed’ on €5 million bail

Twice-decorated art empresario Joe Berardo has been finally ‘freed on bail’ after three nights in PJ police custody, but he has to put up €5 million to ensure his continued liberty. It’s the highest bail surety ever demanded in Portugal. The man who told a parliamentary committee that he only had a garage in Madeira in his name has 20 days to comply with his bail conditions.