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Judge keeps former Portuguese PM Socrates in custody in corruption inquiry


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Judge keeps former Portuguese PM Socrates in custody in corruption inquiry

A judge in Portugal has remanded in custody the former Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates in connection with a corruption investigation.

The arrest on Friday of the 57-year-old has shocked Portugal, with accusations of tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering.

The former PM had been questioned over the weekend by judges and will now be remanded to a prison.

Police detained Socrates as he returned to Lisbon airport from Paris.

He resigned as prime minister in the middle of his second four-year term in 2011.

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