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Maputo judicial court has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove the misuse of public funds at Mozambique Airlines over the sale and lease of two Bombardier Dash 8 Series Q400 aircraft and has decided to close the case in what concerns this part of the process.
A communiqué from the Central Office to Combat Corruption states that because the facts established may indicate infractions by Mozambique Airlines managers in the period 2008 and 2010, copies of the process have been sent to the Public Prosecutor for subsequent action.
Furthermore, there are facts related to undue payments by Embraer to some LAM managers and senior Mozambican state officials during the process of buying two Embraer 190 aircraft between 2008 and 2009.
Former LAM chairman José Ricardo Zuzarte Viegas, former Minister of Transport and Communications Paulo Francisco Zucula, and Mateus Lisboa Gentil Zimba, former senior manager at Sasol Petroleum Temane, have been named defendants during the preliminary investigation.
The case with three defendants on bail, was sent to the Judicial Court of Maputo City, on January 9, 2018, for subsequent action.
As the investigation came upon facts which may constitute financial infractions by the managers of LAM, SA in the period between 2008-2010 , copies were extracted and sent to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the competent jurisdiction for subsequent action.Source: Rádio Moçambique
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