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Portugal’s Benfica president resigns amid accusations of tax evasion and money laundering

Portugal's Benfica president resigns amid accusations of tax evasion and money laundering
Portugal’s Benfica president resigns amid accusations of tax evasion and money laundering

Luis Felipe Vieira, president of the Portuguese Premier League club Benfica, who was suspended after his arrest on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering, has resigned from his position, local media said on Thursday.

According to Portugal’s state television and radio, Vieira, who has headed the club for 18 years, said in two letters to the chairman of the board that he was no longer in a position to perform his duties after his arrest.

Benfica was not immediately available to comment

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Portugal’s Benfica president resigns amid accusations of tax evasion and money laundering
Portugal’s Benfica president resigns amid accusations of tax evasion and money laundering

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