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Portugal / Supreme Court of Justice / 334/04.5IDPRT.P1.S1

Public Prosecutor v Plaintiff

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Portugal / Supreme Court of Justice
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff was accused and judged for practising tax-evasion crimes but was absolved by the Court of the First Instance. The decision was appealed by the Public Prosecutor. In following up the appeal, the verdict handed down by the court a quo was revoked and the plaintiff was convicted, receiving a suspended sentence. He refused to accept the judgement and appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice which decided not to admit the appeal.