A 2020 ICIJ investigation showed how “Africa’s richest woman” built her empire; The businessman says the warrant is based on lies
A Interpol (International Organization of Criminal Police) appointed Angolan Isabel dos Santos. Africa’s richest womanM “Red Alert”If you put 🇧🇷 it is There is a warrant “Find, Temporarily Arrest” Businesswoman
According to information from Lusa Agency (for subscribers), on November 3, 2022, the Attorney General of the Republic of Angola requested a warrant. In the document, Isabel requested Suspicious of “Fraud, Qualified Fraud, Unlawful Participation in Business, Criminal Conspiracy, Influence and Money Laundering”.
Isabel is the daughter of the former president of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The Luanda leakA journalistic investigation led by ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) in 2020. The investigation brought together 120 professionals from 36 media organizations in 20 countries. Poder360.
Asked by the ICIJ to confirm whether an international arrest warrant had been issued against Isabel dos Santos, Interpol said it does not comment on specific cases.
In an interview with a German media outlet The German WaveIsabel Dos Santos these He said he learned about the warrant from a newspaper report and that the request was based on it “Lies”. The businessman also clarified that the Luanda Leaks journalistic investigation was A “order” of the Government of Angola “Political Reasons”.
The Luanda leak
The investigation revealed how Isabel dos Santos was made An empire consisting of 400 companies and subsidiaries in 41 countries to divert resources, mainly from the Angolan government, from the state-owned oil company Sonangol, which she chaired from 2016 to 2017.
The investigations had a major impact on the entire dos Santos family.
Businesswoman defended The charges also stated that A was promoting political opposition to his father “Witch Hunt”🇧🇷 They also questioned the authenticity of the documents supporting the journalistic investigation.
“Africa’s Richest Woman”
Called Isabel “Africa’s Richest Woman” Magazine in 2014 ForbesA net worth of $3.5 billion. In 2020, when her net worth dropped to US$2.2 billion, the magazine decided to remove her from the list of billionaires due to suspicions of money laundering.
Because of the allegations, she Banned from entering the US In January 2022.
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