Former bus company CEO extradited from Portugal to Angola

  • Justice Palace
Luanda – Former chairman of Transporte Colectivo Urbano de Luanda (TCUL)s’ bus transport company, extradited from Portugal to Angola, arrived in Luanda on Tuesday, ANGOP has learnt.

Abel António Cosme, who was a fugitive from justice, is one of those implicated in the "CNC case", accused of involvement in embezzlement as manager of Unicargas.

The main defendant in this trial was the former Minister of Transport, Augusto da Silva Tomás, sentenced to 14 years in prison for the crimes of embezzlement, money laundering, criminal association and violation of the rules of execution of plan and budget..

 

In the same process, former director-general of CNC, Manuel António Paulo, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and former deputy directors Isabel Bragança and Rui Manuel Moita, to 12 years and 10 years, respectively.

Employee Eurico Pereira da Silva was sentenced to two years in prison, with a suspended sentence.

December 2019, the Supreme Court decided to reduce the sentence of former minister of Transport, Augusto Tomás, from 14 to eight years and four months after an appeal filed by defence.

Abel António Cosme, who was a fugitive from justice, is one of those implicated in the "CNC case", accused of involvement in embezzlement as manager of Unicargas.

The main defendant in this trial was the former Minister of Transport, Augusto da Silva Tomás, sentenced to 14 years in prison for the crimes of embezzlement, money laundering, criminal association and violation of the rules of execution of plan and budget..

 

In the same process, former director-general of CNC, Manuel António Paulo, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and former deputy directors Isabel Bragança and Rui Manuel Moita, to 12 years and 10 years, respectively.

Employee Eurico Pereira da Silva was sentenced to two years in prison, with a suspended sentence.

December 2019, the Supreme Court decided to reduce the sentence of former minister of Transport, Augusto Tomás, from 14 to eight years and four months after an appeal filed by defence.