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Francisco Convit arrested in Venezuela

This is yet to be confirmed by chavista prosecutors / authorities, but it's been reported that Francisco Convit was arrested in Venezuela. Convit is Alejandro Betancourt's partner-in-crime in Derwick Associates and Derwick Oil & Gas, in Petrozamora (JV between Gazprombank and PDVSA), and in two money laundering schemes centered in PDVSA: one in 2012-13 with Luis and Ignacio Oberto Anselmi, Danilo Diazgranados, Compagnie Bancaire Helvetique et al worth $4.5 billion, and another in 2014 with Raul Gorrin, Gustavo Perdomo et al worth $1.2 billion. Pedro Binaggia, the confidential source that ratted Convit out in latter, also participated in former with the Oberto bros and had power of attorney of their accounts at EFG Bank.

Convit was indicted and declared a fugitive by Justice Department for his involvement in $1.2 billion scheme, and had been living in Venezuela, under chavista protection. Given the latest virtual fracas between Jorge Rodriguez and Rafael Ramirez, and the news that Alejandro Betancourt has been boasting to Rudy Giuliani about his funding Juan Guaido's political adventure, intelligence operatives from SEBIN allegedly moved against Convit. Other sources report Convit's arrest might have been due to connections to Alvaro Ledo Nass, another participant in $1.2 billion scheme and  former Petrozamora board member with Convit.


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