The titanic 44 month investigation dubbed Marquês has finally released its accusations: former Socialist prime minister José Sócrates is accused of 31 separate crimes of corruption, involving the accumulation of €24 million in bank accounts in Switzerland.

The Attorney General’s case is focused on the years 2006-2015, with the Public Ministry “considering that it has proof that José Sócrates, in the quality of prime minister and also after ceasing these functions” committed various crimes, having been corrupted on three occasions.