The US indicted two former Venezuelan officials on Thursday for their role in an alleged bribery scheme linked to Corpoelec, the country’s state-owned electricity company.
The Department of Justice accused Venezuela’s former electricity minister and a former official at the company of laundering bribes they received to and from bank accounts in Florida.
The accusations are the latest in a string of US cases alleging corruption by Venezuelan officials and money laundering from the crisis-stricken country into American financial institutions, real estate and other assets.
Luis Alfredo Motta Dominguez, the former Venezuelan minister of electrical energy and head of Corpoelec, and Eustiquio Jose Lugo Gomez, the company’s former procurement director, were indicted on eight counts of money laundering and conspiracy in the southern district of Florida.
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