Venezuela: Citgo 6 – US oil executives convicted of corruption in Venezuela

Six US oil executives have been jailed after being found guilty of corruption by a court in Venezuela.

The men all worked for Citgo, a US refining company owned by Venezuela’s state oil firm, and were arrested in the capital Caracas three years ago.

They all denied wrongdoing.

Citgo’s former president, Jose Pereira, was sentenced to over 13 years in prison and given a $2m (£1.5m) fine. The others received sentences of between eight and 10 years.

The others, who were all vice-presidents of the company at the time, have been named as Jose Luis Zambrano, Alirio Jose Zambrano, Jorge Toledo, Tomeu Vadell and Gustavo Cardenas.

The original full article can be found at bbc.co.uk

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