In January 2020, the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) released over 715,000 files under the name Luanda Leaks, detailing the alleged financial schemes of Isabel dos Santos and her husband Sindika Dokolo, who has since died.
Banco Comercial Português (BCP) has filed a lawsuit against Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos and her company Santoro Financial Holding for more than three million euros.
According to the Citius portal, the lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday, September 7, was circulated this Thursday at the Central Civil Court of Lisbon and has a value of around 3.297 million euros.
In July this year, BCP and Novo Banco joined a lawsuit against Isabelle dos Santos and two of her companies, Santoro Financial Holding and Finisantoro Holding Limited, in a case pending in the same court, valued at €17.414 million.
A year earlier, in July 2021, Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD), BCP and Novo Banco filed a €26.9 million lawsuit against an Angolan businesswoman, also in Lisbon’s Central Civil Court.
In the latter case, the defendants are Isabelle dos Santos, Kento Holding Limited based in Malta and Unitel International Holdings BV based in the Netherlands, companies involved in Zopt, a company that represents the partnership between the businesswoman and Sonae in NOS.
The two companies in question indirectly own shares of Isabel dos Santos in NOS, which are under arrest.
Counting only these three cases, the bank has claims in court against an Angolan business woman for almost 50 million euros.
This process is joined by other lawsuits involving a bank and a businesswoman involved in the Luanda Leaks scandal, which led to the seizure or loss of shares in several national companies, such as Efacec, which was nationalized and is in the process of liquidation. reprivatized with the sale of the state stake to the DST group.
The International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) identified over 715,000 files in January 2020 called Luanda Leakswhich details the alleged financial schemes of Isabel dos Santos and her husband, Sindika Dokolo, who subsequently died, allowing them to withdraw money from the Angolan public treasury through tax havens.
At the end of 2020, CGD, BCP and Novo Banco have already joined the process in relation to Winterfell and Winterfell 2, which own the business woman’s share in Efacec.
According to the newspaper Expresso, there are also individual shares of CGD and a joint action of BCP and Novo Banco.