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Second former manager at US-based Pemex subsidiary admits taking cash bribes at US corruption trial of ex-Vitol trader

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 09 Feb 2024 02:18
  • 09 Feb 2024 02:18
A second former manager at a US subsidiary of Mexico’s state-owned energy company admitted taking bribes from an ex-Vitol trader on trial for corruption, telling jurors today that he had received some of the illicit payments in cash.
Gonzalo Guzman Manzanilla, who rose to be a manager at Pemex Procurement

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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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