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Entries in Petroleos de Venezuela (14)

Thursday
Sep132018

Two more guilty pleas in PDVSA bribe case

A Texas-based businessman who paid bribes to win work in Venezuela, and the corrupt official who took the bribes, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston.

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Thursday
Aug232018

Swiss banker admits role in Venezuela money laundering ring

A former Julius Baer Group wealth manager pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a billion-dollar scheme to launder money embezzled from the Venezuela state oil company.

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Wednesday
Aug012018

Feds make another FCPA arrest in PDVSA bribery case

A dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen was arrested at Miami International Airport Tuesday and charged with bribing an official at Venezuela's state-owned energy company.

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Monday
Jul162018

FCPA guilty plea in PDVSA bribery case

A dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen pleaded guilty Monday to bribing officials at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company and laundering bribe money others paid to the officials.

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Thursday
May172018

Martin Kenney: ConocoPhillips exposes the Venezuela kleptocracy

The breaking news is that U.S. petroleum company, ConocoPhillips, headquartered in Texas, has been authorized by a Curacao court to seize in the region of $636 million in assets belonging to Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (Venezuela’s state oil company, or PDVSA).

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Wednesday
Feb212018

Tom Fox: Houston company sues former Venezuela oil minister for bribe demands

Former Venezuela oil minister Rafael RamirezBribery and corruption are rarely used as the basis of civil actions between entities and individuals. It is the exceptional case where a party claims that its refusal to submit to demands for bribes can lead to a claim of civil liability.

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Tuesday
Feb132018

DOJ charges Venezuela energy company workers with money laundering, FCPA conspiracy

The DOJ unsealed an indictment Monday against five former employees of Venezuela’s state energy company, charging all of them with money laundering and two with also conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Thursday
Oct122017

Florida businessman pleads guilty in Venezuela PDVSA bribery scheme

The part owner of several Florida-based businesses pleaded guilty Wednesday to foreign bribery charges in a plot to win contracts from Venezuela’s state oil company.

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Tuesday
Jan102017

Two more FCPA guilty pleas in Venezuela oil company bribe case

Two executives from U.S.-based energy companies pleaded guilty Tuesday to foreign bribery charges involving payments to officials at Venezuela’s state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).

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Thursday
Jun162016

Owner of Houston oil service companies admits Venezuela bribes

Image courtesy of PDVSAThe owner of multiple U.S.-based oil and gas services companies pleaded guilty Thursday to bribing officials at Venezuela’s state-owned energy company to win work and speed up contract payments.

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Wednesday
Mar232016

Company owner, employee admit FCPA offenses in Venezuela oil company bribe case

The owner of multiple U.S.-based oil and gas services companies pleaded guilty Tuesday to FCPA and fraud charges for bribing officials to win contracts from Venezuela’s state-owned energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).

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Monday
Dec212015

Report: DOJ arrests two for Venezuela oil company bribes

The Justice Department said Sunday two men were arrested last week for an alleged bribery scheme to win work from Venezuela's state-owned energy company, Reuters reported.

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