22 February 2019

Angola: More Than 600 Corruption Cases At Attorney General's Office

Luanda — At least 604 cases, involving mostly public managers and political actors, suspected of corruption and embezzlement, are under the purview of the National Directorate for Prevention and Combating Corruption (DNPCC).

Of this number, 190 are being investigated to establish criminal indications and subsequent proceedings, said Inocência Pinto, the person in charge of that organ, in an exclusive interview with Angop.

Likewise, the National Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Penal Action (DNIAP) investigated 101 criminal cases concerning active and passive corruption, such as Influence peddling, undue receipt of benefits and other crimes of embezzlement.

According to the National Director of Anti-Corruption Prevention and Control, there are some lawsuits that have already been finalized and filed in court and others that have already gone through trial.

Amongst the biggest criminal cases are those involving the former president of the Sovereign Fund of Angola, José Filomeno dos Santos, and his partner Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais as well as the case against the former Transport minister, Augusto Tomás, all under preventive detention.

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