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PGR sent rogatory letters to listen to Carlos São Vicente's son in Portugal

The Attorney General of the Republic of Angola, Helder Pitta Grós, said this Friday that letters rogatory were prepared to hear the son of businessman Carlos São Vicente in Portugal, which is being processed.


Ivo São Vicente was recently accused in the same process as his father, who was imprisoned in Angola and can be heard in Portugal, where he is currently located, under mechanisms of judicial cooperation between both countries.

The possibility had already been advanced to Lusa before, with Ivo São Vicente showing himself available to be heard in the process, which will allow him to know "once and for all the facts allegedly [attributed] to him and which will have led to the decision of the freezing of [your] bank, personal and business accounts "four months ago.

Lusa also had access to an order from the Angolan Attorney General's Office (PGR) that prolongs the preventive detention of the Portuguese-Angolan businessman, detained since September, in Luanda, for two more months, given the complexity of the process and "need for if missing due diligence is carried out ".

Carlos São Vicente allegedly carried out "an illegal scheme" that injured the oil company Sonangol by more than 900 million dollars.

Helder Pitta Grós also confirmed that the extradition process of the former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Collective Transport Company of Luanda (TCUL), Abel Cosme, is underway.

"He is already imprisoned in Portugal, there was an arrest warrant that we requested from Interpol at the time, and Interpol was able to execute him now," said the Attorney General of the Republic, speaking to public radio.

Abel Cosme, considered a fugitive in the process known as CNC (Conselho Nacional de Carregadores), in which former Transport Minister Augusto Tomás was convicted, was arrested by the Portuguese Judiciary Police in the Greater Lisbon area.

The suspect is accused in the process of involvement in alleged embezzlement of funds as manager of Unicargas.