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davos financial group

Diosdado Cabello, BANESCO and DAVOS named in fresh lawsuit against Derwick Associates Alek Boyd Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:50

Life seems to be getting more and more difficult for Derwick Associates. A Venezuelan news site reported two days ago that Thor Halvorssen (with whom I worked in The Human Rights Foundation back in 2008-2009) has filed a lawsuit in Miami against Derwick Associates, and its executives Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez, Pedro Trebbau Lopez and Francisco D'Agostino.

Fernando Lauría e Inés Osío demandados por FOGADE en EEUU

El caso de BANCORO, a través del cual Fernando Lauría y su esposa Inés Osío de Lauría se habrían apropiado indebidamente de unos 543.654.000 de dólares, sigue su curso en EEUU donde FOGADE inició acciones legales contra ellos. Lo último es que el bufete de abogados que representa a FOGADE ha introducido una enmienda, en la cual no sólo nombran a Inés Osío de Lauría como cómplice, sino que además mencionan a Davos Financial Corporation y Davos Financial Advisors como parte de la red de instituciones financieras utilizadas por Lauría para cometer el guiso.

Leopoldo J Martinez threats to critics of DAVOS Financial Group Alek Boyd Fri, 08/23/2013 - 11:12

Leopoldo J. Martinez is a Washington D.C.-based Venezuelan tax expert and lawyer, closely aligned with the opposition movement to the late Hugo Chavez. Martinez is meant to be Washington's representative of MUD -umbrella group of parties and politicians- led by Henrique Capriles. His Twitter and Facebook account reveal where he stands politically. There's even photos of him sitting proudly next to Capriles.