Seven years since it was first mooted, Monte Branco – purportedly Portugal’s “largest case of fiscal fraud and money laundering”- is at last close to finalising accusations.

But before anyone gets too excited, people’s tabloid Correio da Manhã suggests many of the 40 ‘arguidos’ (formal suspects) will get off with “payments of taxes to the State” as the case will almost certainly be “provisionally suspended”.

It doesn’t help (the authorities) that key suspect Francisco Canas has died.