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Former Portuguese Prime Minister Charged With Corruption

A judge has charged former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates with corruption and ordered him held in custody pending a final decision on whether he stands trial. Judge Carlos Alexandre said Monday there was sufficient evidence of tax fraud and money-laundering to hold Socrates on suspicion of wrongdoing. Prosecutors will now conduct further investigations before presenting formal charges. A magistrate will then decide whether to put Socrates on trial. Police arrested the...

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