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Ex Chavez aide sentenced in US for money laundering and receiving US$ 1 billion in bribes

Wednesday, November 28th 2018 - 09:17 UTC
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A court in the United States has sentenced the former head of Venezuela's treasury, Alejandro Andrade, to 10 years in prison for money laundering. Andrade, 54, had pleaded guilty to taking US$ 1bn in bribes in exchange for offering access to preferential foreign currency exchange rates. Read full article

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  • :o))

    REF: “money laundering + receiving US$ in bribes”:

    Funny - VERY FUNNY - ! When they do exactly the SAME during the elections; they call it as “DONATIONS” and justify the “tradition” as DEMOCRACY!
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A4ja3F6SH8g/VVsr9rmpVmI/AAAAAAAANdU/KVPV7eRTH-k/s1600/charge2015_doacoes_e_propina-788767.jpg

    Nov 28th, 2018 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    From bodyguard to head of VZ's nat'l treaury, to billionaire living in Florida...and in only 4 years. Must be a very highly educated, smart businessman....

    But of course, he will be imprisoned, without having had a fair trial, AND with no proof.....the draconian legal system in the US will deprive an upstanding citizen the right to spend his ill-gotten gains and into the bargain make him spend 10 years in jail....but the worst part is that his hard-earned assets and bank accounts are being confiscated. The world is not fair.

    Really think we ought to call Terry Hill , aka numb nuts, to the rescue.

    Nov 30th, 2018 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @JB

    REF: “Must be a very highly educated, smart businessman....”:

    Certainly! Well Qualified to be a President!

    REF: “but the worst part is that his hard-earned assets and bank accounts are being confiscated”:

    Watch the sentence, the fine - the punishments - dwindle down to The “House Arrest” for a short time; as a symbolic gesture []RINGS A BELL?].

    THAT's why I firmly believe in democracy:
    http://www.cruzeirodovale.com.br/adm/cliente/editor/1756/A-CHARGE-ESTELIONATO-POL%C3%8DTICO.jpg

    Nov 30th, 2018 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    If Mr. Andrade is in the US right now, and does not manage to flee before 25th Feb, he will be jailed. There is no Metal Worker's union to give him cover, to delay his being hand-cuffed and carted off to jail, there is no “51” smuggled into the jail cell, and in the US there is no such crap as “regime semi-aberto”, or “progressão automática de pena”... and Justice in the US is generally taken rather more seriously than by some judges in our STF.

    Dec 01st, 2018 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    As long as he's in prison...

    Dec 02nd, 2018 - 08:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @JB

    REF: “Justice in the US is generally taken rather more seriously than by some judges in our STF”:

    So how come they are the biggest drug-importers from South America for fifty or so years? Also the importers of all sorts of contraband including fake US-Dollar Bills?
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/31/counterfeiting-peruvian-gang-fabricating-fake-100-bills

    Dec 02nd, 2018 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    While Justice cannot prevent crime, it can put the criminals away, when they are caught......as in the US....not so much in our tropical paradise.

    Dec 02nd, 2018 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @JB

    REF: “it can put the criminals away, when they are caught”:

    it can put the criminals away, IF AT ALL they are caught. Besides, for one behind bars; many more become active; thus reduces the effectiveness of Justice; the principle objective of which is to reduce crime.

    Dec 02nd, 2018 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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