Mozambique Minister Denies Bribes In $2B Debt Scandal Case

By Joanne Faulkner (September 23, 2021, 6:45 PM BST) -- Mozambique's former deputy finance minister has denied accepting bribes through an Abu Dhabi-based company after being roped into litigation over a $2 billion corruption scandal by Credit Suisse.

Isaltina Lucas said on Tuesday that the Swiss bank's High Court case against her is based on "factually incorrect" information that she took bribes while working for the country's treasury department on maritime projects. Credit Suisse is trying to recoup illicit payments allegedly received by government officials after being sued by the African country.

Credit Suisse has accused Lucas of taking kickbacks while arranging lucrative government contracts with state-backed entities Proindicus — a...

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