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Businessmen sentenced in US over bribery to Venezuelan officials for contracts with PdVSA

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 17 Oct 2022 20:59
  • 17 Oct 2022 21:28
Two defendants have received sentences for their roles in the myriad cases prosecuted as part of a sprawling US probe of corruption surrounding Venezuela’s state oil firm.
Abraham Jose Shiera Bastidas of Coral Gables, Florida, was sentenced last week to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty

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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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