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Entries in Venezuela (59)


Two more indicted in sprawling Venezuela bribe case

A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday charged the president of a Miami-based company and its former sales rep with bribing officials at Venezuela's state energy company to win work and receive payment of past due invoices.

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DOJ cooperator admits obstruction in Venezuela bribery case

A former Houston-based procurement officer for Venezuela’s state energy company who was supposed to be helping the DOJ investigate graft at the company pleaded guilty Monday to obstructing the government's investigation.

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Former Venezuela treasurer forfeits $1 billion in DOJ plea deal

Alejandro Andrade cops pleaVenezuela's former national treasurer helped prosecutors bring an FCPA case against a media tycoon, and agreed as part of his own plea deal to forfeit $1 billion in personal assets.

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Report: Venezuela media tycoon charged with FCPA violations

Raúl Gorrín charged with FCPA offensesAn indictment unsealed Monday charged a Venezuelan TV network owner with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and laundering money using U.S. banks and real estate deals.

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Former PDVSA finance chief cops plea after taking $5 million in bribes

The former executive director of financial planning at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a $1.2 billion embezzlement scheme.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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