"Grecima Case": Ruling set for Monday

  • Julgamento de Manuel Rebelais, Antigo diretor do extinto Gabinete de Revitalização da Comunicação Institucional e Marketing da Administração (GRECIMA).
Luanda - The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court on Monday will read the sentence of the "Grecima case", whose defendants are Manuel Rabelais and Hilário dos Santos.

Manuel Rabelais, former director of the Office of Revitalization and Marketing of the Administration (Grecima), and his administrative assistant, Hilário dos Santos, are being tried on charges of alleged practice of embezzlement, in a continued form, and money laundering.

According to the indictment, Manuel Rabelais' management at the now-defunct Grecima is said to have resulted in embezzlement equivalent to 98 million euros, between the years 2016 and 2017.

At the last session, the Public Prosecutor's Office (the State's defender in the case) asked for the defendants to be sentenced to between five and 14 years in prison, claiming that there was no doubt that Rabelais and Santos embezzled, for their own benefit, money from a State institution.

The final decision of the jury, composed of three judges, is known about four months after the beginning of the trial.

In the final phase of the trial, Rabelais' defence lawyer Amaral Gourgel said that the accusation was full of "subjective arguments and contradictions".

Hilário Gaspar Santos' lawyer also denied the accusations against the defendant and asked for his acquittal because, in his opinion, "none of the accusations" was proved".

 

 

 

Manuel Rabelais, former director of the Office of Revitalization and Marketing of the Administration (Grecima), and his administrative assistant, Hilário dos Santos, are being tried on charges of alleged practice of embezzlement, in a continued form, and money laundering.

According to the indictment, Manuel Rabelais' management at the now-defunct Grecima is said to have resulted in embezzlement equivalent to 98 million euros, between the years 2016 and 2017.

At the last session, the Public Prosecutor's Office (the State's defender in the case) asked for the defendants to be sentenced to between five and 14 years in prison, claiming that there was no doubt that Rabelais and Santos embezzled, for their own benefit, money from a State institution.

The final decision of the jury, composed of three judges, is known about four months after the beginning of the trial.

In the final phase of the trial, Rabelais' defence lawyer Amaral Gourgel said that the accusation was full of "subjective arguments and contradictions".

Hilário Gaspar Santos' lawyer also denied the accusations against the defendant and asked for his acquittal because, in his opinion, "none of the accusations" was proved".