The former prime minister returned to court this Monday to be heard again by Judge Ivo Rosa on an extraordinary day of the instruction phase of Operation Marquis.
In the Request for Opening of Instruction (RAI), the former prime minister reiterated that "he did not commit any crime nor committed the facts narrated in the prosecution, many of which never even occurred" and considered that this is "exuberantly demonstrated in the file." .
José Sócrates said for the first time that his mother inherited one million escudos – five million euros – from his grandfather.
The value was unknown and is not supported by any documents. Socrates says he did not know why he did not read the prosecution's charge to be more "genuine" in the statement.