Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman, Accused of Embezzlement and Money Laundering

Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, has been accused of embezzlement and money laundering by prosecutors in Angola.

Attorney General Helder Pitta Gros said the allegations related to her time as chairwoman of state oil firm Sonangol.

He called on Ms Dos Santos to return to Angola and face potential criminal charges.

Ms Dos Santos recently denied alleged corruption revealed by leaked documents.

The billionaire, who currently lives in the UK, also told the BBC she was considering running for Angola’s presidency.

Her father, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, was Angola’s president for 38 years before he stepped down in 2017.

Separately, another suspect in the case who managed Sonangol’s account at the small Portuguese bank EuroBic, was found dead at his house in Lisbon on Wednesday, Portuguese media said quoting a police source.

The source said “everything” suggested that the death of Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha was suicide.

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