U.S. Indicts Venezuelan Owner of News Network, Former Venezuelan National Treasurer and Former Owner of Bank for Money Laundering Conspiracy

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Saturday, December 1, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
12
Abstract: 

On November 20, 2018, U.S. law enforcement announced the unsealing of an indictment on November 19 against Raul Gorrin Belisario (Gorrin), 50, a Venezuelan billionaire and owner of the Globovision news network, for his role in a billion-dollar currency exchange and money laundering scheme.  Gabriel Arturo Jimenez Aray (Jimenez), 50, a former Venezuelan national treasurer, and Alejandro Andrade Cedeno (Andrade), 54, a former owner of Banco Peravia bank in the Dominican Republic, both pleaded guilty in proceedings unsealed on November 20 for their roles in the scheme.[1]