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Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

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Claudia Diaz is the first former high-ranking official to contest criminal charges in the U.S. Her jury trial is a critical test of federal prosecutors' ability to hold accountable so-called Venezuelan kleptocrats. If found not guilty, her case could encourage other defendants to put forward their own fight.
Published 2 months ago · Fort Lauderdale, United States

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Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice system, cutting plea bargains to avoid lengthy prison sentences and sparing prosecutors the work of having to prove their cases in court.

2 months ago·United States
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Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press WriterFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Venezuelan treasurer and nurse to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is contesting criminal charges in the U.S. Claudia Diaz is charged with money laundering, accused of taking at least $4.2 million in bribes and gifts in exchange for green lighting lucrative currency transactions. On Tuesday, Diaz’s predecessor, Alejandro Andrade, testified in a Florida court …

2 months ago·Idaho Falls, United States
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Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela's socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice system, cutting plea bargains to avoid lengthy prison sentences and sparing prosecutors the work of having to prove their cases in court.

2 months ago·Canada
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Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice system, cutting plea bargains to avoid lengthy prison sentences and sparing prosecutors the work of having to prove their cases in court.But not Claudia Díaz.A former Venezuelan treasurer and nurse to late President Hugo Chavez, she is the first former hi…

2 months ago·Tacoma, United States
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Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice […]

2 months ago·Winnipeg, Canada
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Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice system, cutting plea bargains to avoid lengthy prison sentences and sparing prosecutors the work of having to prove their cases in court.But not Claudia Díaz.A former Venezuelan treasurer and nurse to late President Hugo Chavez, she is the first former high-ranking official to contes…

2 months ago·Detroit, United States
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