The relative of Josip Socrate José Paulo Pinto de Sousa, an entrepreneur in Angola and suspected of being one of the former ancestors of the premier, is the owner of a luxury apartment in Ericeiro where Socrates lives, Correio da Manhã this Friday. But the apartment has not been a Socrates cousin for a long time – only in October of this year the property was received as the payout of the debt that the Angolan businessman had with the cousin of a former Socialist leader.
According to the indictment, José Paulo was one of the defendants of the Marquis operation, and from May 2006 to July 2007 he received nine million euros in Swiss bank accounts in the alleged sentiment of the Espírito Santo (GES) former premier. While litigation in the Portuguese court an entrepreneur in Angola had a lawyer – José Filipe Morais Alçada – to write property proxy not only from José Paulo but also from a former owner.
The former owner is Angolan Fernando dos Anjos Ferreira, who bought a house in 2006, but at this stage had a $ 500,000 dollar debt to José Paulo Pinto de Sousu, paying a flat worth 431,000 euros as a payment to the sea, several of them apartments and the tub Jacuzzi.