Portugal freezes Isabel dos Santos' bank accounts

A company from Isabel dos Santos may have benefited from diamonds at prices below the market prices

A company from Isabel dos Santos may have benefited from diamonds at prices below the market prices

  |  MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP

The bank accounts that Isabel dos Santos has in Portugal have been frozen by order of the Portuguese judicial authorities, the Attorney General's Office confirmed to JN.

"The Public Prosecution requested the seizure of bank accounts, in the context of a request for international judicial cooperation from the Angolan authorities", confirmed the Attorney General's Office to Jornal de Notícias .

The news story had been published in the early afternoon by Expresso , citing two sources from the banking sector. It even stated that one of the frozen accounts was on Millennium BCP.

Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, is being investigated in her country for suspects of mismanagement and tax evasion in a case related to Sonangol, the state oil company from which 115 million USD were transferred to a company allegedly controlled by Isabel dos Santos.

It must be recalled that at the end of December, the Provincial Court of Luanda decreed the preventive seizure of the personal bank accounts of the businesswoman, of Sindika Dokolo (her husband) and of Mário da Silva, in addition to nine companies in which they hold stakes.

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