Judicial corruption controversy: President of Court of Appeal stands down

Following allegations of rigging in the system of allocating judges, president of Lisbon’s Court of Appeal Orlando Nascimento has resigned with immediate effect.

A letter tendering his resignation was requested last week and reportedly received on Monday. Meantime, public prosecutors are deciding whether Judge Nascimento is to be added to the charge sheet of corruption investigation Operation Lex which has already cited his predecessor Luís Vaz Neves (click here).