The Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, who oversees the aviation sector, filed a criminal complaint against Alfredo Casimiro, the majority shareholder of the Portuguese company Handling Services (SPdH), better known under the Groundforce brand.
The PUBLIC confirmed to a source in the Ministry of Infrastructure that it was about the public disclosure of a conversation between the minister and Alfredo Casimiro. Prior to filing the complaint, the government official spoke with the Prime Minister, Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Republic, the same source said.
The news was spread tonight by the RTP and SIC. The origin of the complaint is the recording of a meeting between the two, which took place without the consent of Minister Pedro Nuno Santos and which will circulate in WhatsApp groups.
According to Negócios, who reports that the minister “has initiated criminal proceedings against Alfredo Casimiro with the public prosecutor”, the conversation was not only about the Groundforce issue – currently in a serious economic situation – but also about TAP.
Groundforce is 50.5% owned by Pasogal de Alfredo Casimiro, with TAP being the other shareholder in the cargo handling company.