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Mozambique Charges ex-Minister Chang Over $2 Billion Scandal (1)

Nov. 9, 2020, 5:46 PM

Mozambique ex-Finance Minister Manuel Chang has been charged for his involvement in the country’s $2 billion hidden-debts scandal that has already seen three former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers plead guilty to crimes in the U.S.

Chang, who has been in detention in neighboring South Africa for almost two years pending a U.S. extradition request, is accused of crimes including corruption and abuse of office, the attorney general said in a statement on Monday. The Mozambican government had in March last year made a competing extradition request, but charges were delayed until now.

A lawyer for Chang didn’t immediately respond ...

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