VENEZUELAN MINISTER AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT CHARGED WITH SANCTIONS OFFENCES IN US

On 8th March, a news release from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported that the former Venezuelan Vice President Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah and a Venezuelan businessman, Samark Jose Lopez Bello, had been charged with criminal violations of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act and sanctions imposed in February 2017 by OFAC.  They are said to have violated US Sanctions in connection with their use of private jets – evading the sanctions imposed by OFAC by employing US companies to provide international transport via private jet.  Related charges under the Act were also filed against a number of others.

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/venezuelan-minister-and-former-vice-president-tareck-zaidan-el-aissami-maddah-charged

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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