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PGR formalizes the indictment of the defendants in the Lussati case

A Procuradoria-Geral da República (PGR) formalizou a acusação dos mais de 20 arguidos, implicados no caso Lussati, entre militares e civis, acusados dos crimes de peculato e recebimento indevido de capitais, entre outros, foi noticiado.

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According to the PGR spokesperson, Álvaro João, in statements to Rádio Nacional, the defendants and their lawyers "have already been notified of the accusation and after observing some legal formalism, the case will be sent to court for the purpose of judgment."

The citizens involved, including officers of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) and civilians, are being accused of crimes of embezzlement, improper receipt of capital, criminal association and money laundering.

Angolan Major Pedro Lussati, linked to the Security House of the President of the Republic, and considered the leader of the group, has been detained since last June, after being found in possession of millions of dollars, euros and kwanzas stored in suitcases, crates and vehicles.

Various movable and immovable property of the FAA military officer indicted for the crimes of embezzlement, retention of currency and criminal association were also seized.

The major's arrest took place within the scope of "Operation Crab" and also contributed to the dismissal of several officers linked to the President's House of Security, involved in this process.

General Pedro Sebastião, then Minister of State of the President's Head of House of Security, was dismissed by João Lourenço following this process, and General Francisco Pereira Furtado was appointed to take his place.