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Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland rules again against Derwick Associates Anonymous Thu, 01/12/2023 - 07:21

In the tranquil shores of Lac Léman, Switzerland's Supreme Court issued in December of last year two new rulings against Derwick Associates: the criminal enterprise set up by Alejandro Betancourt, Francisco Convit and Pedro Trebbau. Gotham City reports today that the Supreme Court rejected appeals filed by shell companies linked to Betancourt and Convit that sought to impede sending incriminating information to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Alex Saab "diplomatic status" test fails again in Florida. Anonymous Sat, 12/24/2022 - 10:02

He lost in every court he tried in Cape Verde. He lost in ECOWAS. Now Alex Saab has also lost in a Florida court, whose judge -Robert N. Scola, Jr.- ruled: "In sum, Saab Moran has failed to prove, as a threshold matter, that customary international law recognizes transit immunities for diplomatic agents on temporary missions.

Martin Rodil's extortion racket: €18 million from Nervis Villalobos, €1 million from Javier Alvarado, €600k from Carlos Aguilera, €500k from Alejandro Betancourt.

A joint investigation -based on documents leaked to Portugal's Expreso newspaper- reveals that Martin Rodil managed to extort over €20 million from Venezuelan criminals wanted in different jurisdictions: "Documentos obtidos pelo Expresso - e partilhados com o ICIJ, o Consórcio Internacional de Jornalistas de Investigação, e com parceiros de ‘media’ em Espanha, nos Estados Unidos,

UPDATED - Luis Giusti returns to Nicolas Maduro's PDVSA

UPDATED (see below) - A while ago some intriguing news came from Curaçao about Isla refinery (Google translation): "That Caribbean Petroleum Refinery (CPR) would have problems with the 'proof of funds' in connection with the intended takeover of the operation of the Isla refinery is denied by the management of government-owned company Refineria di Kòrsou (RdK)... The fact is that the negotiations to arrive at a Heads of Agreement, HoA or outline agreement, are

UPDATED - Alex Saab: a very special "citizen of Venezuela" Anonymous Thu, 11/17/2022 - 09:17

UPDATED 11/25/2022 - 09:11 EST - Once upon a time, when Hugo Chavez was still alive, chavismo used to signal that it cared about keeping up with laws. It was all a pretence of course, but it did bother with forms somewhat. A good example was publication in Official Gazette of names of those who had been granted Venezuelan citizenship.

UPDATED - BakerHostetler files forged evidence in Alex Saab's case Anonymous Tue, 11/08/2022 - 06:24

UPDATED 11/15/2022 - BakerHostetler, law firm "representing" Alex Saab in criminal proceedings against DoJ in Florida, has filed a forged copy of Venezuela's Gaceta Oficial to prove that Saab is "officially" a diplomat. This site, and many others, have the original Gaceta that exposes it. Adobe Acrobat Pro leaves no doubt as to the fraudulent nature of filed forgery. Isn’t there a law in the United States that criminalise presenting forged evidence in legal proceedings?

Missing aspects from Juan Fernando Serrano Ponce's Venezuela connection

When the Justice Department announced "Five Russian Nationals and Two Oil Traders Charged in Global Sanctions Evasion and Money Laundering Scheme" this site recognised one of the names: Juan Fernando Serrano Ponce. Serrano Ponce is involved in a company called Treseus, which is registered under similar namesakes in Spain, UAE and with offices in Iran, Spain and Italy. Treseus banks at CAJAMAR and BANCA POPOLARE DELL’EMILIA ROMAGNA.

Alex Saab's 'diplomatic' labyrinth... Anonymous Tue, 10/18/2022 - 03:29

As a matter of historical fact, Alex Saab was arrested in Cape Verde on June 12 2020, en route to Iran. His arrest was due to a criminal probe in which he was involved, launched by America's Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI. At the time of arrest, Saab claimed that he was a Venezuelan diplomat.