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CITGO Petroleum Corp. v. Petroleum Logistics Service Corp. et al: Complaint

May 26, 2020 - Complaint alleging "a conspiracy of illegal bribery and other criminal acts" regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA in CITGO Petroleum Corporation, of Delaware v. Petroleum Logistics Service Corp., of Panama, and Jose Manuel Gonzalez Testino, described as "a dual United States and Venezuelan citizen", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

PDV USA Inc. v. Interamerican Consulting Inc.: Complaint

May 13, 2020 - Complaint "to recover the $15 million (plus interest) it has already paid Defendant" in PDV USA Inc., a Delaware-domiciled subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, a "state-owned oil and natural gas company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" v. Interamerican Consulting Inc., described as "a company incorporated in the State of Florida by former U.S. Congressman David Rivera", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tradiverse Corporation v. Luzar Trading SA: Petition to Vacate or Modify Award

April 30, 2020 - Petition to Vacate or Modify Arbitration Award of $755,821 alleging "the Award was procured by corruption, fraud or undue means" in Tradiverse Corporation v. Luzar Trading SA, a Venezuelan company based in Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Hapoalim BM et al: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

April 30, 2020 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding a scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery and corruption involving soccer's global governing body FIFA in USA v. Bank Hapoalim B.M., of Israel, and Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Novoship (UK) Ltd. v. Harry Sergeant, Jr. et al: Discovery Application

April 30, 2020 - Ex Parte Application by Novoship (UK) Limited to take discovery from Harry Sargeant Jr., Harry Sargeant III, Daniel Sargeant, James Sargeant, Sargeant Marine Inc., International Oil Trading Company LLC, and Berger Singerman LLP for use in legal proceedings in England filed against Novoship (UK) Limited and others by Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, described as "entities beneficially owned and controlled by Venezuelan businessman Wilmer Ruperti", against Novoship (UK) Limited, Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, and Tuscany Maritime SA, and by those defendants against Burford Capital (UK) Limited and Daniel Hall, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Verano Development Inc. v. Venezuela: Complaint

April 25, 2020 - Complaint alleging the default of debt in Verano Development Inc., a Florida company based in Panama v. the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Leonardo Santilli: Criminal Complaint

March 20, 2020 - Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering regarding the alleged proceeds of bribery and corruption involving Petróleos de Venezuela, SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, described as "Venezuela's state-owned and state-controlled oil company", in USA v. Leonardo Santilli, described as "a Venezuelan and Italian citizen", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah et al: Fifth Superseding Indictment

March 13, 2020 - Fifth Superseding Indictment alleging fraud, money laundering, and other offenses in USA v. Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah, described as "the purported vice president for the Economy of Venezuela"; Joselit Ramirez Camacho, described as "the Superintendent of Cryptocurrencies for Venezuela", and Samark Jose Lopez Bello at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Maikel Jose Moreno Perez: Criminal Complaint

March 13, 2020 - Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering regarding the proceeds of corruption and involving, inter alia, bank accounts in Austria and Switzerland and companies in Belize and Panama in USA v. Maikel Jose Moreno Perez, described as the "President of the Supreme Tribunal in Venezuela", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Nicolas Maduro et al: Second Superseding Indictment

March 05, 2020 - Superseding Indictment alleging narco-terrorism conspiracy, cocaine importation conspiracy, possession of machine guns and destructive devices in USA v. Nicolás Maduro Moros, a former President of Venezuela; Diosado Armando Carvajal Barrios, described as "president of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, and a member of the Venezuelan armed forced"; Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios, a.k.a. 'El Pollo', described as "the director of Venezuela's military intelligence agency"; Clíver Antonio Alcalá Cordones, described as "a former general in the Venezuelan military"; Luciano Marín Arango, a.k.a. 'Ivan Marquez', described as "a Colombian citizen" and member of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, a.k.a. FARC, and Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, a.k.a. 'Jesús Santrich', described as "a former general in the Venezuelan military", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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