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Angolan vice president faces corruption charges in Portugal

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Angolan Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Portuguese prosecutors are bringing charges of corruption, money-laundering and forgery against Vicente as part of an investigation in Lisbon, Portugal's attorney general's office said Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Angolan Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Portuguese prosecutors are bringing charges of corruption, money-laundering and forgery against Vicente as part of an investigation in Lisbon, Portugal's attorney general's office said Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)  (The Associated Press)

Portugal's attorney general's office says prosecutors are bringing charges of corruption, money-laundering and forgery against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente as part of an investigation in Lisbon.

A statement says Vicente is suspected of bribing a Portuguese magistrate to favor him in two investigations.

The statement Thursday says Vicente was at the time of the alleged crimes the head of Angolan state oil company Sonangol.

The magistrate, Vicente's lawyer, and his representative in Portugal are also accused in the case.