Mozambican Ex-Minister to Be Extradited to Mozambique and not to U.S

The former Mozambique finance minister, Manuel Chang, who faces an indictment in relation to an alleged $2 billion corruption conspiracy, will not be extradited to the US, but will instead be sent back to Mozambique. Mr. Chang has been in South African custody for some time and faced charges in both Mozambique.

The US charges as outlined by US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York involve a A four-count indictment that was returned on Dec. 19, 2018, by a grand jury in the Eastern District of New York, charging two executives of a shipbuilding company, three former senior Mozambican government officials, and three former London-based investment bankers for their roles in a $2 billion fraud and money laundering scheme that victimized investors from the United States and elsewhere.