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Appeals court says lower court must decide whether Colombian businessman is immune from corruption charges

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 03 May 2022 18:15
  • 03 May 2022 18:15
A federal appeals court yesterday told a lower court to decide whether Colombian businessman Alex Saab Moran is a diplomat immune from US prosecution on corruption charges.
Saab Moran, who is charged with money laundering in connection with a scheme to bribe Venezuelan government officials, has claimed he is

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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