Region: Venezuela

Five years probation and intermittent jail for Venezuelan businessman for PDVSA scheme

Carlos Enrique Urbano Fermín was sentenced to five years of probation and 120 days of intermittent confinement.

24 May 2022

NCA serves arrest warrant in 1MDB case

The UK’s National Crime Agency has served PetroSaudi’s lawyers with an arrest warrant seeking around $300 million that was allegedly stolen from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

29 November 2021

Spanish court orders extradition of Venezuela’s former treasurer

18 October 2021

Spain extends foreign bribery probe targeting engineering company

11 August 2021

Italian prosecutor in favour of extraditing former PDVSA president to Venezuela

15 July 2021

Alleged Venezuelan drug trafficker named in FinCEN Files fights US sanctions

A Venezuelan businessman accused of helping the country’s former vice president traffic narcotics has launched a legal challenge against US sanctions that he says have devastated his business operations and reputation.

30 June 2021

PDVSA loses corruption restitution bid

A federal judge rejected a restitution bid made by Venezuela’s state oil company even though the request was made on behalf of the country’s interim government – not Maduro’s administration.

21 June 2021

Former PDVSA general counsel avoids prison

Edoardo Orsoni received three years’ probation after providing “substantial assistance” to the DOJ’s investigation into corruption at PDVSA’s joint ventures.

21 April 2021

Businessman admits to bribing Venezuelan prosecutor to fend off corruption probe

The businessman pleaded guilty in the US to paying off a Venezuelan official to protect his companies from prosecution concerning a corruption investigation into PDVSA’s joint ventures.

20 April 2021

Unsealed records show another Citgo prosecution

A former Citgo official had been cooperating with the US government’s investigation into Venezuelan corruption and was set to testify at the trial of an ex-colleague, recently unsealed court records show.

06 April 2021

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