Public Ministry investigates minister and secretary of state in the green hydrogen business
According to Sábado magazine, the DCIAP has opened an investigation to several members of the Government, including the Minister of Economy, Siza Vieira, and the Secretary of State for State and Energy, João Galamba. At stake are suspected of influence peddling and corruption in the hydrogen project
In this week’s edition, published this Thursday, Sábado advances that the Central Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DCIAP) and a National Unit for Combating Corruption (UNCC) of the Judiciary Police are investigating several members of the Government, namely the Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, and the Assistant Secretary of State for Energy, João Galamba.
The magazine writes that there are “indications of crimes of corruption and influence peddling” in businesses associated with the green hydrogen project. Sábado will have found that the criminal investigation will be in an “advanced stage”, having been born of a complaint sent to the Public Ministry in 2019. This complaint would alert to suspicions of favoring business groups at the national hydrogen level.
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