Judge Ivo Rosa. Image: Mário Cruz/ Lusa

Judge Ivo Rosa annuls three more accusations in BES/ GES megacase

Judge Ivo Rosa has annulled accusations against three offshoots of Group Espírito Santo, ensuring the megacase that has still not reached trial stage becomes all the smaller before it gets there. The accusations were against Espírito Santo International, Espírito Santo Resources and Espírito Santo Tourism. According to reports, the judge “understands there was an irregularity by the Public Ministry, as the three offshoots never had a lawyer constituted in the process, as required by law”. Espírito Santo International was accused of various crimes of aggravated fraud, allegedly having defrauded BES clients and the bank itself of more than €2.2 billion.