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US government, defense rest in corruption trial of former Vitol trader

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 15 Feb 2024 00:52
  • 15 Feb 2024 00:52
The government and defense each rested their case today in the trial of Javier Aguilar, a former Vitol trader charged with orchestrating a bribery and money laundering scheme to secure deals in Ecuador and Mexico.
Closing arguments in the case are scheduled for Feb. 21.

Aguilar is accused of using

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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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