Jose Filomeno dos Santos gets more serious precautionary measures

Luanda – The Ex-CEO of Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (FSDEA) Jose Filomeno dos Santos received the most serious precautionary measures, preventive detention, due to the seriousness of his accusation, said Tuesday the Angolan lawyer Esteves Hilario.

Jose Filomeno dos Santos is accused of four crimes, namely criminal association, influence peddling, fraud and money laundering, allegedly practiced while FSDEA CEO.

Also accused in the case is another former fund manager, Angolan-Swiss businessman Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais.

Speaking to Angop, Esteves Hilario pointed to other more lenient measures that could be applied.

He quoted the payment of a deposit, identity and residence term, restriction of exit, among others.

According to him, all depends on his personal situation, allegedly, committed the facts.

The jurist recalled that pre-trial detention applies in cases in which the other measures are not sufficient to safeguard public order and third parties.

This includes in situations where he/she is at liberty, when jeopardizing the investigation work, hiding evidence or coercing witnesses.

Also remanded in custody are the former Minister of Transport Augusto Tomas, the former deputy director general for the Technical Area of the National Boots Council Rui Manuel Moita, and the Financial director of the same entity Isabel de Ceita Braganca.

Jose Filomeno dos Santos already had the least serious measure in charge with transferring 500 million Euros from the National Bank of Angola (BNA) to a UK-based account.

The measures are part of JoAPound o Lourenco’s crackdown on corruption, nepotism, impunity and flattery, described as a priority in his governance programme.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

Jose Filomeno dos Santos gets more serious precautionary measures

Luanda – The Ex-CEO of Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (FSDEA) Jose Filomeno dos Santos received the most serious precautionary measures, preventive detention, due to the seriousness of his accusation, said Tuesday the Angolan lawyer Esteves Hilario.

Jose Filomeno dos Santos is accused of four crimes, namely criminal association, influence peddling, fraud and money laundering, allegedly practiced while FSDEA CEO.

Also accused in the case is another former fund manager, Angolan-Swiss businessman Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais.

Speaking to Angop, Esteves Hilario pointed to other more lenient measures that could be applied.

He quoted the payment of a deposit, identity and residence term, restriction of exit, among others.

According to him, all depends on his personal situation, allegedly, committed the facts.

The jurist recalled that pre-trial detention applies in cases in which the other measures are not sufficient to safeguard public order and third parties.

This includes in situations where he/she is at liberty, when jeopardizing the investigation work, hiding evidence or coercing witnesses.

Also remanded in custody are the former Minister of Transport Augusto Tomas, the former deputy director general for the Technical Area of the National Boots Council Rui Manuel Moita, and the Financial director of the same entity Isabel de Ceita Braganca.

Jose Filomeno dos Santos already had the least serious measure in charge with transferring 500 million Euros from the National Bank of Angola (BNA) to a UK-based account.

The measures are part of JoAPound o Lourenco’s crackdown on corruption, nepotism, impunity and flattery, described as a priority in his governance programme.

Source: Angola Press News Agency