Manuel Pinho fails to be released from house arrest, but moves locations

Failing to be freed from house arrest, former economy minister Manuel Pinho has succeeded at least in being able to change the venue. He is moving from Albufeira, in the Algarve, to another home owned by his family in Gondizalves, near Braga, albeit under auspices of a police escort. Mr Pinho’s ‘record bail surety’ of €6 million remains unpaid as he says he does not possess that level of financial worth. For background to this story click here