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Portugal: Armando Vara arrested in same corruption case as former PM

Armando Vara has become the latest Portuguese ex-government official to be arrested as part of an ongoing corruption investigation. The 61-year-old

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Portugal: Armando Vara arrested in same corruption case as former PM

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Armando Vara has become the latest Portuguese ex-government official to be arrested as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.

The 61-year-old former Socialist Party politician is suspected of tax fraud, corruption and money laundering. He was detained following searches of his home, a bank and business premises, according to a statement from the attorney general.

Former Prime Minister Jose Socrates was detained in November 2014 as part of the same case.