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Offline Brietta



03.03.2015  Paulo Pereira Cristóvão preso por roubos à mão armada
Atuou com a cumplicidade de três agentes da PSP, detidos no Verão passado.

Paulo Pereira Cristovao arrested for armed robbery

Acted with the complicity of three agents of the PSP, held last summer.



Paulo Pereira Cristovao, former vice president of Sporting, was arrested this morning by the National Counterterrorism Unit of the Judicial Police for armed robbery in Greater Lisbon, kidnapping and criminal association, found the Morning Post.


The old Leo leader, who was also inspector of the PJ, is suspected of being the mastermind of violent robberies in family homes, committed by three agents of the PSP and other civilian accomplices, been arrested since the beginning of summer.


The scheme went through simulation of police operations, with the display of false warrants for house searches, which ended with the kidnapping and robbery victims - some of whom were assaulted before they run out of money and goods kept at home, including gold. The agents arrived to attack uniformed.


As for Christopher Pereira, who have marked some of the targets to assault, where he knew the accomplices find value goods, is now indicted by the same violent crimes, co-authored. For months, the former vice Sporting is under investigation by the PJ in conjunction with the Central Bureau of Investigation and Penal Action. Should be present tomorrow the judge Carlos Alexandre, in Lisbon.

http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/nacional/portugal/detalhe/paulo_pereira_cristovao_detido_por_roubos_a_mao_armada.html

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« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 02:46:59 PM by John »
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline Brietta


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-501093/McCanns-arrested-abandoning-Madeleine-missing-childrens-boss-says.html


As the Portuguese Association for Missing Children was launched to find eight children who have gone missing from Portugal - though not Madeleine - Mr Pereira Cristovao - told the Portuguese newspaper 24 Horas: "We didn't invite the McCanns because they are suspects."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-501093/McCanns-arrested-abandoning-Madeleine-missing-childrens-boss-says.html#ixzz3TKvnZ9eX

??? ... am I reading that correctly?  Cristovao was heading an organisation set up to find children who have gone missing in Portugal ... which excluded Madeleine McCann.

If there are those who think this man is Off Topic where Madeleine McCann is concerned, it seems obvious he did not consider he had no locus in her case ... to the extent of trying to ensure she was not looked for.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2015, 10:08:59 AM by John »
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline Carana

He was indeed the President of  APCD (the Portguese Association for Missing Children) for a while. I'm not sure when that tenure ended.

Possibly somewhere between his books on Joana and Madeleine and the numerous charges for which he is due to face trial concerning the Sporting football club.


Associação de Crianças Desaparecidas apela a Cavaco
Em causa está a demora na obtenção do estatuto de IPSS
Por: tvi24 / SM    |   31 de Março de 2009 às 22:07
A Associação Portuguesa de Crianças Desaparecidas (APCD) vai pedir audiências ao Presidente da República e ao primeiro-ministro para denunciar o arrastar do processo de atribuição à organização não governamental do estatuto de IPSS (Instituição Particular de Solidariedade Social).

A APCD requereu o registo ao Centro Distrital de Lisboa (CDL) do Instituto de Segurança Social (ISS) a 12 de Novembro de 2007, mas, até hoje, não foi concluído o processo interposto pela instituição, que se dedica ao apoio e à protecção de crianças desaparecidas e respectivas famílias.

Paulo Pereira Cristóvão, presidente da APCD, expressou à Agência Lusa «grande perplexidade pela demora», salientando que a organização não governamental «está a trabalhar no terreno», defendendo «as crianças e suas famílias do drama social da exploração sexual e outras situações que culminam quer no desaparecimento quer na morte».

Salientando que «seis meses depois do pedido da APCD não se sabia onde estava o processo na Segurança Social», Paulo Pereira Cristóvão, que observou ser «preciso levar este assunto» a Cavaco Silva e a José Sócrates, frisou que «não é normal a demora», para a qual não encontra quaisquer razões e explicações por parte do CDL do ISS.

A Agência Lusa contactou o CDL do ISS, mas a directora do Núcleo de Respostas Sociais, Luísa Leite, não estava disponível para produzir esclarecimento sobre o pedido da APCD do estatuto de IPSS, que permite a organizações sem apoio estatal recolherem contributos de privados, possibilitando a estes contrapartida fiscal ao abrigo da Lei do Mecenato.

http://www.tvi24.iol.pt/sociedade/desaparecidos/associacao-de-criancas-desaparecidas-apela-a-cavaco

Re his pending trial in the Sporting scandal:
http://www.dn.pt/desporto/sporting/interior.aspx?content_id=3323434

Offline Anna

06/24/2015 12:10
Pereira Cristóvão under house arrest

Former head of Sporting with electronic bracelet.




The former PJ inspector and former vice president of Sporting Paulo Pereira Cristovao saw changed the remand of coercion measure for standby duty at the residence with electronic bracelet, he told Lusa your lawyer, and already at home.

Alves flour stated that the change of coercive measure was decided by the judge on Tuesday.

Paulo Pereira Cristovao was arrested in March on suspicion of criminal association, kidnapping and theft, according to police sources. The arrest occurred in the context of an investigation that, in July 2014, had already resulted in the arrest of 12 people, including three policemen, for kidnapping, theft and usurpation of functions.

The group was dismantled by members of the National Unity Against Terrorism (UNCT) PJ, for conspiracy evidence, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, usurpation of functions, abuse of power and possession of prohibited weapons.

Crimes in Lisbon and Setúbal
According to PJ, the criminal group was dedicated "to signal potential targets for stealing inside their homes, pretending that this is true police actions to fulfill court ordered house searches, and some of them used, on occasion, their own uniforms credibilizarem order to better the performances. "

At the same time, the PJ said that the crimes occurred in the districts of Lisbon and Setúbal, in some cases been used violence and coercion of the victims provide information about where monetary amounts were hidden, objects and products increased value.

Paulo Pereira Cristóvão, held as part of the same investigation, was vice president of Sporting during the term of Luiz Godinho Lopes, having been running for president of the club, having lost to José Eduardo Bettencourt.

At the same time, the former vice president of the Sporting is on trial in the case involving the assistant referee Jose Cardinal, being charged with aggravated fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, wanton by computer media, unlawful access and slanderous denunciation aggravated.

http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/desporto/futebol/detalhe/pereira_cristovao_em_prisao_domiciliaria.html

“You should not honour men more than truth.”
― Plato

Offline mercury

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-501093/McCanns-arrested-abandoning-Madeleine-missing-childrens-boss-says.html


As the Portuguese Association for Missing Children was launched to find eight children who have gone missing from Portugal - though not Madeleine - Mr Pereira Cristovao - told the Portuguese newspaper 24 Horas: "We didn't invite the McCanns because they are suspects."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-501093/McCanns-arrested-abandoning-Madeleine-missing-childrens-boss-says.html#ixzz3TKvnZ9eX

??? ... am I reading that correctly?  Cristovao was heading an organisation set up to find children who have gone missing in Portugal ... which excluded Madeleine McCann.

If there are those who think this man is Off Topic where Madeleine McCann is concerned, it seems obvious he did not consider he had no locus in her case ... to the extent of trying to ensure she was not looked for.

Seems it must have been set up post Sept 07 when the Mccanns were suspects of hiding a body so why should they be included and if the police thought Madeleine was not alive, why would he launch any campaign to find her? As opposed to children where the police thought they were genuinely missing.?


« Last Edit: June 24, 2015, 09:00:12 PM by Eleanor »

Offline Brietta

Seems it must have been set up post Sept 07 when the Mccanns were suspects of hiding a body so why should they be included and if the police thought Madeleine was not alive, why would he launch any campaign to find her? As opposed to children where the police thought they were genuinely missing.?

                I'm afraid I do not understand the "genuinely missing" part of your post.
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline mercury

It's not hard, read again, in the polices eyes, Madeleine McCann was not genuinely a live missing child, but a dead one hidden by her parents

Got to go for now,will respond later to any questions

Offline misty

Madeleine's details are now on the APCD site as a Missing Child. (I have no idea when they were added).

Offline mercury

Madeleine's details are now on the APCD site as a Missing Child. (I have no idea when they were added).
that's not helpful to Brietta and co

Offline misty

that's not helpful to Brietta and co

It is helpful to know that a Portuguese Association now recognises that Madeleine is still missing & not officially dead.

Offline mercury

It is helpful to know that a Portuguese Association now recognises that Madeleine is still missing & not officially dead.

as I said, not helpful to Brietta and co/demonisation of Portuguese police any whichway but loose, but yes, maybe she/the naysayers might congratulate  someone for a change

Offline misty

Cristovao was not in the PJ when the Association was formed. I doubt his interest in unsolved alleged child abduction  cases has gone unnoticed by those who matter, though.

Offline mercury

Cristovao was not in the PJ when the Association was formed. I doubt his interest in unsolved alleged child abduction  cases has gone unnoticed by those who matter, though.

I don't really care if it's not important to this case, no offence

Offline misty

I don't really care if it's not important to this case, no offence

It's very relevant to the case, considering he wrote a fictional version of Madeleine's disappearance which was published before the files were released to the public. Much of his story bears remarkable similarity to information contained within the secret files - an indication that someone from within the PJ had collaborated with him.

Offline mercury

It's very relevant to the case, considering he wrote a fictional version of Madeleine's disappearance which was published before the files were released to the public. Much of his story bears remarkable similarity to information contained within the secret files - an indication that someone from within the PJ had collaborated with him.

so? if he hadn't written would Madeleine's abductor have returned her?