Tagged: PDVSA

DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Focus on Central and Latin America

When it comes to FCPA enforcement, the Justice Department’s global focus for many years was on Asian countries, and in particular, China.  This trend, however, has continued, but in the past few years, DOJ has brought a larger percentage of criminal cases against Central and Latin American entities and individuals.  The reason for this focus reflects DOJ’s long-standing and closer working relationships with prosecutors and...

A pesar del alivio en materia de sanciones comerciales por parte del gobierno de EE.UU al sector del petróleo y gas en Venezuela todavía hay retos por superar

A pesar del alivio en materia de sanciones comerciales por parte del gobierno de EE.UU al sector del petróleo y gas en Venezuela todavía hay retos por superar

Matt Stankiewicz, socio en The Volkov Law Group PC, se une otra vez a nuestro blog para discutir el context del Alivio de las sanciones en Venezuela por parte del gobierno de EEUU. Matt lo pueden contactar en [email protected].  Este blog fue traducido por: Daniela Melendez, la pueden contactar en [email protected]. Como lo mencionamos en nuestro artículo la semana pasada, la Oficina de Control de...

DOJ Secures Guilty Plea and Charges A Second Former PDVSA Official with Money Laundering

The Justice Department continues to pursue criminal cases against Venezuelan officials at Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) in an attempt to strangle President Nicolas Maduro.  DOJ has been pursuing a three-pronged strategy by bringing cases in the New York, Miami and Houston federal courts.  DOJ has been pursuing officials who have left Venezuela and now reside in Spain and other European locations.  DOJ has charged...

DOJ Sweeps Up Two More Defendants in PDVSA Criminal Investigation

The Justice Department’s sprawling and successful prosecution of bribery and money laundering surrounding PDVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned energy company, shows no signs of letting up.  DOJ’s prosecutions began in 2015, and with the recent announcement of two new defendants, DOJ’s scorecard has reached a total of 21 defendants, 15 of whom have pleaded guilty.  Given PDVSA’s reputation for corruption, which is well earned (or as I...

New U.S. Sanctions Against Nicolás Maduro Place Venezuelan Oil Squarely in the Crosshairs

Noah Smith, an Associate at The Volkov Law Group, joins us for an interesting post on OFAC’s new Venezuela sanctions.  Noah can be contacted at [email protected]. Venezuela is undergoing a political upheaval. Since his rise to power in 2013, the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has precipitated a humanitarian crisis that has driven some 3 million Venezuelans to flee abroad. Widespread protests have erupted (yet again) against the country’s chronic violence,...