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Businessman’s “unparalleled and extraordinary” cooperation in PDVSA investigation spared him jail time

By James Thomas

01 October 2019

Businessman’s “unparalleled and extraordinary” cooperation in PDVSA investigation spared him jail time PDVSA (Credit: commons.wikimedia.org/Wilfredor)

Agreeing to secretly tape suspects and risking his life to recover evidence for the US government were major factors that helped a former oil company employee avoid a prison sentence for taking part in a bribery scheme.