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Interview with Carlos Costa: “Was I fired? It made the person who called me efficient.”

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PHOTO: Filipe Amorim/OBSERVADOR

PHILIP AMORIM/OBSERVER

When the “short” phone call António Costa made to Carlos Costa ended hours after he vetoed Isabel dos Santos in the BIC, the then governor of Banco de Portugal downplayed the prime minister’s “momentum”. Fired for pressure? “It would make an attempt to jeopardize the independence of the central bank,” says Carlos Costa, even when it comes to trying to put pressure on the Portuguese prime minister.

In an interview with Observador and Rádio Observador, the former manager of Banco de Portugal, the protagonist of Luis Rosa’s book edited by D. Quixote, says that Banco de Portugal had evidence of money laundering by Isabelle dos Santos. , could never participate in the supposed “agreement” that Marcelo Rebelo de Souza said existed regarding BPI and BIC.

Carlos Costa also argues that since there is “new evidence” in the Banif case that may have developed for “weird reasons”, it would be important to take another look at the case, whether from a judicial or tabulation point of view. political obligations. And he adds that if the Bank of Portugal had not been “qualified”, at some point Portugal could have failed in its debt payments, wages and pensions.

Isabelle dos Santos. Banco de Portugal had ‘strong indications’ of money laundering

Source: Observador

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