- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - The Portuguese attorney general’s office says FC Porto’s chairman and one of the club’s vice chairmen are among 57 people accused of crimes in an investigation into the activities of a private security company.

It says Jorge Nuno Pinto do Costa, Porto chairman since 1982, and vice chairman Antero Henriques are suspected of hiring the SPDE security company to provide bodyguards even though they knew the company had no license to supply such a service. If found guilty, the pair would likely be fined.

SPDE, based in northern Portugal, and some of its staff are suspected of extortion, grievous bodily harm and illegal debt collection, as well as racketeering and conspiracy.


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