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US judge dismisses charges against asset manager in Venezuela bribery case; prosecutors seek stay pending appeal

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 12 Jul 2022 21:02
  • 12 Jul 2022 21:39
A US judge dismissed charges against a Swiss-Portuguese dual citizen accused of helping Americans pay bribes to Venezuela’s state oil firm in a case that's already the subject of a closely watched appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
In an omnibus order issued yesterday*, US

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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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