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Herrera Velutini: banker to Treasury-sanctioned D'Agostino & DoJ-wanted Convit

Francisco D'Agostino and Francisco Convit can easily be described as elite members of Venezuela's top corruption echelons. Treasury sanctioned D'Agostino "...for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy and materially assisting, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of PdVSA" (read assisting Alex Saab).

Was Wilmer Ruperti involved in Goldman Sachs hunger bonds purchase? Alek Boyd Fri, 05/11/2018 - 06:30

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.