Further to previous post on Burford Capital and Wilmer Ruperti, the affidavit from Benjamin Patrick Ogden has some interesting details about Ruperti's web. Given that most of the information contained in it comes from a disgruntled Ruperti employee, it merits the sort scrutiny that this site regularly provides.
Readers of this site will know that Wilmer Ruperti is a topic of interest. To cut it short, Ruperti went from being a “tanker master”, to become the go-to-guy for all of PDVSA’s shipping needs. Quite a feat, assisted (as per Ruperti’s own claims) by Ali Rodriguez and Rafael Ramirez. In the process, of course, he made a fortune.
Further to recent lawsuit pitting PDVSA against some of world’s largest oil traders, leaked documents show that PDVSA wanted to establish a trading company in Geneva, under a “non-incorporated Joint Trading Venture” with Trafigura, one of the 49 defendants named in PDVSA’s lawsuit.