On Thursday, the US government announced that it had imposed sanctions, Including freezing all assets That former Angolan leaders Leopoldino Fragoso do Nascimento Dino NS Manuel Helder Vieira Dias Jr. Copiliba You have it in the country.
The investigation is also underway by the Angolan authorities, Leopoldino do Nascimento and Dias Junior, known as Generals Dino and Cobileba, respectively, “Former government officials stole billions of dollars from the Angolan government by embezzlement”., reads the press release in Portuguese, which was distributed Thursday in Washington.
The two Angolan leaders were members of the Presidency of the Republic, at the time of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and former Vice President Manuel Vicente. Leopoldino Fragoso do Nascimento Dino considered one of the former head of state’s greatest allies.
The US Treasury says in the text that they are now subject to sanctions They conspired with other Angolans Medal of Ba, designated by the Treasury [enquanto alvo de sanções em abril de 2014] To divert financing from infrastructure development projects, including the use of phantom projects.
The document further stated that the two former guardians were “suspected of delinquency.” Millions of dollars in Angolan infrastructure projects and then using their positions in the Angolan economy to protect themselves from the possibility of criminal charges.”
Furthermore, the US also says “as part of the military equipment company, Dias Jr. I negotiated a significant additional amount of money with a third-country defense products manufacturer To other senior Angolan government officials.”
They were also responsible for undermining Democratic Process and Institutions In Zimbabwe, he facilitated “public corruption” through the diamond trade, which provided logistical and financial support to the Zimbabwean government.
Angolans are subject to Executive Order 13818, which also covers four entities owned or controlled by Leopoldino Nascimento: Cochan SA, Cochan Holdings LLC, Geni SARL, and Geni Novas Tecnologias SA
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) also designates [para ser alvo de sanções] An entity, Baia Consulting, owned or controlled by Dias Júnior and his wife Luísa de Fátima Giovetty”, within the scope of that entity.
The sanctions enacted Thursday state that “all assets and interests in property of the above-mentioned persons that are in the United States or in the possession or control of US persons are prohibited and must be reported to OFAC.” note.
In addition, “any entities belonging, directly or indirectly, 50% or more to one or more prohibited persons are also prohibited,” No assets can be traded It does not benefit from contributions, supplies of money, goods or services involving people subject to sanctions on Thursday.
The US Treasury sanctioned four other people on the occasion of Anti-Corruption Day. One of them was Martha Carolina Recinos de Bernal of El Salvador, who, having been at the head of the Central American country, played an important role in the government of the country. “Millionaire Scheme” That included buying masks and taking back hospitals from companies that had no ties to the health sector.
In Guatemala, Manuel Victor Martinez was charged with fraud, embezzlement and abuse of power within the country’s Ministry of Health. According to the US government, Guatemala is suspected of confiscating private land for personal use.
Prince Yormy Johnson of Liberia was the country’s senator Accused of using African state ministries for personal enrichment. It is also suspected that he receives several salaries, one of which is from the government and the intelligence services, although he does not contribute to the operations of this department.
In Ukraine, Andrei Portnov was punished for “using his influence to support decisions in Ukrainian courts and undermine the effects of reform.”
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