Investigators say they are closing in on Alejandro Betancourt, while his associate Francisco Convit, is on the run. Now, journalists have discovered their holdings in Luxembourg.
The Swiss financial regulator is pursuing a case against high-ranking employees at a private bank for violating anti-money laundering measures in respect of Venezuelan state oil funds.
The United Nations’ Human Rights Office has condemned the apparent decision by the Maduro regime to kick off the new year with a renewed wave of oppressive measures against Venezuelan journalists and other human-rights defenders.
A court in Cape Verde ruled on Monday that Colombian businessman and Venezuela’s special envoy Alex Saab can be extradited to the United States where he is facing money laundering charges in connection with a bribery scheme allegedly related to President Nicolas Maduro’s government.
U.S. prosecutors have charged a businessman with Venezuelan and Italian citizenship for laundering the proceeds of inflated contracts that were obtained by making bribe payments to officials at Venezuela’s state-owned energy company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s chances to get hold of US$1.95 billion in gold stored in the Bank of England rose on Monday when a U.K. appeals courtoverturned a previous High Court ruling that stated the U.K. had recognized Maduro’s rival as the country’s president.
Reaffirming its commitment to combating corruption in Venezuela, the U.S. administration decided on Tuesday to sanction two former Venezuelan officials for their alleged involvement in a number of crimes they profited from at the costs of the Venezuelan people.
The U.S. is offering US$5 million for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the current Chief Justice of the Venezuelan Supreme Court, Maikel Jose Moreno Perez, whom Washington has accused of corruption and money laundering.
Uruguay and Chile are the two Latin American countries most capable of combating corruption according to the newly published Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index which placed Bolivia and Venezuela at the bottom of the list.
A distinguished US university professor and leading expert on organised crime and drug trafficking has admitted to laundering millions of dollars in proceeds from a bribery and corruption scheme in Venezuela.
US authorities charged last week a former Venezuelan lawmaker who worked together with President Nicholas Maduro with narco-terrorism and drug trafficking, claiming that he was plotting to attack the United States.
US prosecutors say that a former Venezuelan attorney general is implicated in the laundering of bribes contractors paid to the state-owned oil company PDVSA through banks in Florida, according to Miami Herald.
Venezuela’s National Bolivarian Armed Forces have been described as “impenetrable,” with very little about the country's military publicly known — other than that it clearly plays a large role in the survival of the embattled regime of Nicolás Maduro. Even attempts to pinpoint the number of its generals vary widely.
A United States Federal court charged Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Thursday with drug trafficking, narco-terrorism and firearms possesion, claiming he and 14 current or former Venezuelan officials had floodded the U.S. with cocaine.
Colombia, the world’s largest cocaine producer, closed its borders on Monday to stop an outbreak of the coronavirus but experts told OCCRP that this may fuel organised crime.
Several Montenegrin citizens have been detained when authorities of the Caribbean island of Aruba intercepted earlier this week a ship carrying tons of cocaine destined for Europe, Montenegro’s Police Directorate told OCCRP on Thursday.
Peruvian authorities detained 124 people suspected of being members of an organized crime group involved in prostitution and drug trafficking, theMinistry of Interior announced on Monday.
They say that those who can’t do, teach — but on Monday, federal authorities alleged that a Miami professor with expertise in organized crime played an active role in a conspiracy to launder approximately $2.5 million in dirty Venezuelan money.
As the US tried through sanctions to limit Venezuela’s involvement in the global financial system as a way to oust Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro, Russia shipped loads of cash to the South American country.
The US Department of Treasury announced last Thursday that they would be placing sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s three stepsons as well as on their Colombian business associates who they allege were involved in a food-aid distribution corruption scheme.
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