OFAC ADDS 2 NAMES TO VENEZUELA SANCTIONS LIST

On 30 December, OFAC advised that it had designated Venezuelan judge Lorena Carolina Cornielles Ruiz and Venezuelan prosecutor Ramon Antonio Torres Espinoza, the Venezuelan government officials who presided over and prosecuted the November 2020 trial and sentencing of 6 US persons in Venezuela.  These 6 persons, known as the “Citgo 6,” are Citgo executives who were imprisoned in Venezuela in November 2017 after being lured to Caracas under false pretences. 

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20201230

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1225

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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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