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US judge sets emergency hearing in bribery case amid questions over aborted pursuit of former PDVSA official’s testimony

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 03 May 2023 23:09
  • 03 May 2023 23:29
US District Judge Kenneth Hoyt scheduled an emergency hearing for Monday in the case of a Portuguese-Swiss financial manager facing charges in a bribery conspiracy over an aborted effort by the government to secure testimony from a former official at Venezuela’s state-controlled oil company.
Paulo Jorge Da Costa Casqueiro Murta

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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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