On November 20, 2018, a Venezuelan billionaire who owns the Globovision news network was charged for his alleged role in a billion-dollar currency exchange and money-laundering scheme.  On the same day, a former Venezuelan national treasurer and former owner of Dominican Republic-based Banco Peravia pleaded guilty to charges for their roles in the scheme.  The charges involve a scheme to pay and receive bribes in exchange for the right to conduct foreign exchange transactions on behalf of the Venezuelan government, and disguising the bribes and proceeds of the scheme through complex transactions.

United States v. Gorrin, No. 18-cr-80160 (S.D. Fla.)

United States v. Jimenez, No. 18-cr-80054 (S.D. Fla.)

United States v. Andrade, No. 17-cr-80242 (S.D. Fla.)

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