What’s another million between friends? The former Minister of the Economy, Manuel Pinho, received not €1 million, but €2 million from the Grupo Espírito Santo slush fund with payments starting in 2002.
 
While he was Minister of the Economy, Pinho received hundreds of thousands of euros courtesy of Ricardo Salgado, the now-disgraced banker who headed the Espírito Santo Group of companies.

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