Graça Freitas risks fines of up to 55 thousand euros
DGS spent more than €318,000 on three advertising campaigns.
Rogerio Champl 01:30
It is noteworthy that three advertising campaigns were carried out by the General Directorate of Public Security in 2018, within the framework of vaccination against influenza and measles. A complaint was filed with the Audit Bureau and this entity has not commented until now, five years later.
The complaint was filed by the Social Communications Regulatory Authority, alleging that the campaigns in question privileged the national media at the expense of the local and regional press. DGS spent more than €318,000 on the three advertising campaigns. In the latest report of the Accounting Council (No. 11/2023), on pages 43, 44 and 45, this body confirms, within the scope of monitoring compliance with legal duties in the state’s institutional advertising campaigns, that the General Directorate of Security did not comply with the obligation to allocate not less than 25% of the value Global to regional or local media. “The described situation constitutes a penal financial offense for violating the rules,” says the Court of Accounts, which sets the value of the fines for each of the cases, “with the person who authorizes the alimony and payment in question, Maria Written by Graça Gregorio de Freitas. The TdC sent the report to the Public Prosecution. It also decided That the parties to whom the recommendations are addressed inform the court of their acceptance or, if not, their justification. In each of the three cases, the TdC decided that Graça Freitas had committed a financial offense punishable by a minimum penalty equivalent to 25 credit units and a maximum penalty equivalent to 180 credit units.detailsDJS skills
On the contrary, the legal departments of the General Directorate of Public Security say that responsibility for these actions lies with the Deputy Director General, who was absent at that time for justified reasons.Absence of missionariesThe absence of the Deputy Director General meant that the orders were issued by the Director General. The hierarchical level of the manager will not allow her to conduct a detailed analysis of the ordering process.Answer for the first time
DGS Legal Services advocates eliminating the liability to impose sanctions. They claim that this is the first time that the perpetrator of these acts has been blamed for her practices.The calculation is based on international accounting standardsThe unit of account represents a quarter of the value of the Index of Social Support (IAS) in effect in December of the previous year. In recent years, the UC has remained unchanged, although the IAS has risen (currently it is €480.43).The three advertising campaigns targeted by the complaint took place in 2018. The cost of the 2018/2019 winter campaign amounted to 75,861.48 euros, while the cost of the “measles vaccination” advertising campaign amounted to 131,401.73 euros. The cost of the influenza vaccination campaign was €110,247.43 (plus VAT, for a total of €135,604.34).
It is noteworthy that three advertising campaigns were carried out by the General Directorate of Public Security in 2018, within the framework of vaccination against influenza and measles.
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