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Lawyers for ex-Vitol manager to file motion seeking to sever US bribery charges filed in superseding indictment

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 27 Jan 2023 22:06
  • 27 Jan 2023 22:39
Defense lawyers for a former manager at a US-based subsidiary of commodity trading firm Vitol Inc. said in US court today they plan to file a motion to sever charges filed in a superseding indictment late last year.
Javier Aguilar was indicted in September 2020 on charges that he paid

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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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