World Lisbon freezes bank accounts of Angola's former first daughter

Lisbon freezes bank accounts of Angola’s former first daughter


Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos was charged with money laundering and mismanagement throughout her stewardship of state-owned oil company Sonangol [Miguel Riopa/AFP]

Portugal has actually bought a freeze on bank accounts kept in the nation by Angola’s billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who is implicated of taking state funds to develop an enormous business empire.

“The public prosecutors have ordered a freeze on the bank accounts following a request by Angolan authorities,” a spokesperson for Portuguese public prosecutors informed AFP.


International media outlets released a query called “Luanda Leaks” on January 19, declaring that dos Santos fraudulently built up a fortune approximated at $2.1 billion (1.9 billion euros).

She has actually rejected the “unfounded allegations and false claims” and stated she has actually taken actions “to act legally” versus the outlets that released them.

Watch Isabel dos Santos in a special Al Jazeera interview [16:13]

Dos Santos, 46, has actually been residing in Europe because Angolan President Joao Lourenco fired her as head of the state oil business Sonangol in 2017, soon after he took over from her daddy.

She has actually been arraigned by Angolan prosecutors for a host of high-level financial criminal offenses, consisting of money laundering and creating files.

Angola’s Attorney General Of The United States Helder Pitta Gros checked out Portugal, the southern African nation’s former colonial ruler, in January to look for the assistance of Portuguese authorities in the event.

Dos Santos and her partners have big stakes in a number of Portuguese companies along with bank accounts in the nation.

AFP news company

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