The lawyer João Araújo died, this Wednesday, according to the news advanced by "Rádio Renascença" confirmed with a family source. The defender of former Prime Minister José Sócrates, under the Operation Marquis process, had suffered from cancer for several years. His condition has worsened in recent months and he was already being accompanied at home by a nurse.
Recall that, at the end of last year, at the entrance of the Central Court of Criminal Instruction, João Araújo was already weakened, but he was also present at the instructional sessions.
Along with lawyer Pedro Delille, João Araujo, he represented Socrates for about five years.
In 2019, he was sentenced in court to pay a fine and compensation for crimes of aggravated defamation and aggravated injury to journalist Tânia Laranjo, from “Correio da Manhã” and “CMTV”