EDP confirmed on Monday night that it has already been notified by the Central Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DCIAP) to designate a legal representative who appears in the same department in order to be constituted as an defendant in the 'EDP case'.
In a statement, the Portuguese energy company stated that “in line with the news published in the Portuguese press at the end of yesterday, EDP was notified today by the DCIAP that, in the next few days, it should designate a legal representative to appear at the DCIAP, the in order to be constituted defendant ”.
"According to the notification received, the facts in question are related to the hiring, by EDP, of the father of the then Secretary of State for Energy, Artur Trindade".
This statement confirms information advanced by the agency "Lusa" this Monday, which revealed that the company had already been notified in the context of this judicial process.
The news that both the company and the former governor, and current president of OMIP (Iberian Market Operator), would be constituted defendants was advanced today by RTP.
The name of Artur Trindade is mentioned several times in the order signed by Judge Carlos Alexandre that dictates several coercive measures to António Mexia and João Manso Neto (who were until recently presidents of EDP and EDP Renováveis) and João Conceição, administrator of REN.
EDP was constituted accused only in relation to Artur Trindade and not to the other facts that dictated, among other measures, the suspension of Mexia and Manso Neto from the positions.