United States: US offers $10m for Colombian businessman linked to Venezuela bribery scheme

The U.S. State Department on Friday announced a reward of up to $10m for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Colombian businessman Alvaro Pulido over money laundering charges in connection with an alleged Venezuela bribery scheme.

The reward announcement came a day after the U.S. Justice Department accused Pulido, 57, and four other people, including a politician from Venezuela’s ruling party, of laundering the proceeds of a bribery scheme to obtain and retain inflated contracts through a Venezuelan state-run food and medicine distribution program known as CLAP.

“Pulido and his co-conspirators allegedly marked-up the cost of producing the boxes of food in order to make a personal profit from their production,” the reward said.

This article was originally posted on reuters.com

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