Thursday, February 2, 2023

According to witnesses, Alex Saab conducted millions of dollars in illegal transactions under the control of the DEA. Nicolas Maduro appears to be involved in the revealing complaint

A federal court in the Southern District of Florida in the United States is currently seeking to demonstrate an alleged diplomatic status for Alex Saab as a representative of the Venezuelan regime. Although, Joshua Goodman, Agency reporter Associated PressNew details involving the Barranquilla man emerge as witnesses declare the businessman made an impressive four million-dollar transfers with illicit funds between 2018 and 2019, Through contract from Nicolás Maduro.

in that sense, The United States Justice of the Peace managed to compile that the monetary transactions were made in bank accounts that were under the control of the DEA Anti-Drug Agency.

In fact, the exact dates and prevailing zodiac signs were revealed. the first, on August 9, 2018, for a price of $3,255.59; second, September 24, 2018, for $3,313,757; Third, November 1, 2018, for $3,138,844. Finally, according to Goodman, the fourth date is on February 5, 2019 for $2,942,501.

simultaneously, The transfers will be related to Saab Agreements, a designated front man for Nicolás Maduro, to be provided to the North American justice system. In addition, it is not ruled out that money laundering appears.

These dates correspond to when the Colombian businessman had meetings with the DEA. It should be noted that on Tuesday, December 20, a federal judge in South Florida questioned why he should accept a claim of diplomatic immunity by an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, if the United States is questioning that government’s legitimacy. does not recognize what he represented. He was arrested.

After a nearly two-hour hearing in federal courts in the city of Miami, Judge Robert Scola said an order is expected next week with his ruling on a request to dismiss the case filed by Colombian businessman Alex Saab, who is considered a Maduro figurehead. is believed.

“The United States does not recognize the Maduro regime as the legitimate government of Venezuela”.Scola said, promptly asking why then he should validate Saab’s supposed diplomatic immunity. Scola said that since it is a government that is not recognized by Washington, neither does it recognize the documents issued or its decisions.

Saab is accused of laundering millions of dollars obtained by bribing Venezuelan officials in exchange for contracts to build affordable housing. According to the indictments, those corrupt businesses worth about $350 million were moved out of Venezuela and passed through the United States. Saab could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.

The businessman was extradited just two years ago and has since argued that he could not face charges in the United States because he enjoyed diplomatic immunity. at the time of his arrest.

Saab has pleaded not guilty and says he was on a humanitarian mission en route to Iran when his plane stopped in Cape Verde for refueling. His defense has demanded his immediate release, noting that he was illegally “abducted” while he was traveling from Venezuela to Iran as a diplomatic representative.

With his words, the judge seemed closer to the position of the prosecution, which refused to recognize Saab’s alleged diplomatic immunity throughout the judicial process.

Saab looked calm during the hearing, sitting with a team of over five lawyers. He arrived handcuffed and with shackles on his ankles, but later, at the request of his defense, the judge agreed to remove the handcuffs.

*With information from Associated Press.

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