Bruno de Carvalho was detained on Sunday as part of a police investigation into the invasion of the Alcochete Academy. Also, the cheerleader Juve Leo, Nuno Vieira, known as Mustafa, was detained, confirmed DN with a court source.
Bruno de Carvalho was arrested in his home on the Lambert farm in Lumiar, where the authorities conducted investigations Sunday, accompanied by the former leon president, who was detained at the end of the night. According to the former leader's lawyer, José Preto, who spoke to RTP, the computer of the daughter of Bruno de Carvalho was confiscated. Other electronic devices have also been seized, tablets and the former president's mobile phones.
The investigations were also carried out at the Leonina Youth Club next to Estádio de Alvalade, confirmed DN with a police source.
He was there, in the area known as A Casinha, that Mustafa was detained, who had left under a strong police apparatus already at 21:30, encouraging several cheerleaders to accompany the search abroad – while at the stadium he was game between Sporting and D. Chaves, where there was no voice.
Bruno de Carvalho and Juve Leo's leader are expected to spend the night in prison on GNR's premises and only Monday should be heard by Barreiro's court of inquiry. Mustafa will be transferred to Pontina, where the seat of the GNR Special Operations Intervention Unit is located.
The arrest warrants were issued by the Criminal Investigation and Action Unit of Lisbon. The Prosecutor General's Office has already confirmed the arrests in a note published this afternoon: "In accordance with the provisions of Article 86 (13) (b) of the Criminal Code, it is confirmed that two arrests were committed in the context of the SCP Academy in Alcochete. Detainees must be properly represented before the judge conducting the investigation to carry out coercive measures. "
In the the cause is the events of May 15, when a group of people invaded the Sporting Academy in Alcochete and attacked players and coaches. That day, 23 people were detained, which expanded in the coming weeks, reaching a total of 38 detainees. All these suspects were placed in pre-trial detention, by court order, because of strong suspicions of terrorist crimes, kidnappings, corporal offenses, among others.
These events, the week that led to the final of the Portuguese Cup, which Sporting lost to Aves, led to Bruno de Carvalho's fall from the club's leadership. She was removed and prevented from submitting again. The moral identity of this criminal act has always been under discussion, under the responsibility of the former president of the leon to be questioned.
The arrests of Bruno de Carvalho and Mustafa, the head of Juve Leo, are part of this process and, if the former president is accused of a moral crime offense such as terrorism, proactive custody should be sought from the prosecutor's office and a strong chance of being confirmed by an investigative judge. The remaining 38 detainees are detained while the Lisbon Court of Appeals confirms in many judgments the legality of this coercive instrument.
Bruno tried to be heard in DCIAP
Just a month ago, on 11 October, Bruno de Carvalho went to the Central Criminal Investigation and Action Department (DCIAP), expressing his willingness to make statements after "rumors" that his detention was imminent, but the request was forwarded at the DIAP de Lisboa, which is conducting a search for the May 15th attack on Alcochete.
At that time, the detention of liaison officer with supporters, Bruno Jacinto, would have helped accelerate research conducted by GNR, with Jacinto's lawyer stating that Bruno de Carvalho should be in jail. Bruno Jacinto was the one who called the Alcochete academy a few minutes before the invasion of the fans who attacked players and coaches, warning of it.
"We are not talking about making a reservation at all. Stop with these murderous fantasies, completely worrying, absolutely irresponsible." The request made by Dr. Bruno de Carvalho through me was to make the Attorney General's Office useful. There were rumors that an arrest warrant was being prepared. It is not confirmed, nor is it confirmed that we are both out here, "said the attorney at that time the former president of leonine, José Preto.
The balconies take advantage of Juve Leo
Following the incident at Alcochete, Leonine Mustafa, head of youth, said in a statement that there was no approval from President Bruno de Carvalho as a cheerleader for any action against Sporting footballers and informed that an internal process will be launched to determine the degree of cheerleaders' involvement in the Alco Cute invasion.
"As a sport, I condemn the acts being carried out and, according to the findings of the investigation, disciplinary sanctions will be enforced," Mustafa said.
Juve Leo's relationships with Sporting's leadership have changed recently since Frederico Varandas's election as president. The new leonine leader cut cheerleading privileges, mainly financial support, and forbade Juve Leo to travel with players on trips abroad, as was the case previously.
The split between Freerico Varandas and Juve Leo was evident in Sporting's last move to London against Arsenal, with the president not to greet Mustafa and the cheerleader to leave the core of London in protest with the balconies.
Detention prevents actions against players
Confirming the consequences of Bruno de Carvalho as a moral writer of the attacks at the Alcochete academy last May, this is a coup which could hurt Sporting in pending lawsuits against players who then ceased to claim a fair cause.
Athletes will be able to see reinforced arguments that have led them to enter into contracts with the club at a time when Sporting has still pending cases such as those of Gelson Martins, Podence and Rúben Ribeiro. The biggest economic impact is that of Gelson Martins, who signed for Atletico Madrid and for which Sporting is trying to get back between EUR 20 and 30 million.
The detention of the former president may also speed up the outcome of the ongoing disciplinary proceedings aimed at deporting Bruno de Carvalho.