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'500 Million Case' trial restarts this Tuesday

The trial of the '500 Million Case', which has José Filomeno "Zenu" dos Santos as its defendant, will continue on Tuesday, January 14, after having been stopped due to the Christmas season.


At tomorrow's sitting, answers to the questionnaire sent to the former President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, are expected. The questions were sent to the former ruler at the request of the defence of Valter Filipe, former governor of the National Bank of Angola (BNA), who is also a defendant in the case.

According to Novo Jornal, the lawyer of the former governor of the bank revealed that the long-awaited answers from José Eduardo dos Santos will support the thesis presented by his client in court. In one of the sessions, Valter Filipe said he received indications from JES to transfer the money.

The '500 Million Case', as it is already known, involves a supposed transfer of 500 million dollars from the National Bank of Angola to the account of a ghost company, based in a British bank, in September 2017, to finance an operation linked to setting up a strategic fund.

The defendants - José Filomeno "Zenu" dos Santos, Jorge Gaudens, Valter Filipe and António Samalia Bule - are accused of the crimes of embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and influence peddling.

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