The unnamed Maltese company allegedly laundered €511 million in Venezuelan funds in the space of three months
A criminal complaint filed in the courts of Miami has connected embattled Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and his three stepsons to an international money laundering scheme that saw over $1 billion stolen from the Venezuelan government-owned oil company PDVSA between 2014 and 2015.
He is now under investigation by a US probe as part of Operation Money Flight.
Court documents allege that an international network of businessmen, government officials, and a well-known international money launderer known as "Chente" used an unnamed Maltese private investment firm to launder at least €511 million through the island.
The Maltese company were given €20 million in exchange for this service, 4% of the total €511 million sum they allegedly laundered.
Although neither Maduro or his family are named in the court documents, with the accused only being referred to as "Venezuelan Official 2", it is being widely reported that it is Maduro himself.Add a comment Leer más...