Benfica informed the CMVM, Portuguese Securities Market Commission, that searches were carried out at its headquarters.
Here is the full statement:
“Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD at this moment informs, by the current investigation, that today searches were carried out by the Judiciary Police in the Estado da Luz.
It is further informed that Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD was not constituted defendant and cooperated to establish the facts.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD ”
Benfica was not a defendant … for now. Paulo Gonçalves was not so lucky; he is officially accused in the case of e-mails.