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UPDATE 2: U.S. Justice Department v Luis Oberto Anselmi et al

SEE UPDATES BELOW | Got a Google alert this morning, about Charles Henry de Beaumont, the mega corrupt French-Swiss banker from Compagnie Bancaire Helvetique involved in multi billion dollar money laundering schemes with Luis and Ignacio Oberto Anselmi, Francisco Convit, Alejandro Betancourt, Danilo Diazgranados, Rafael Ramirez, Victor Aular Blanco, Juan Andres Wallis Brandt, etc. Curiously, when I clicked on the link, to a Miami Herald article, it led to a missing page. It does not matter.

[UPDATED] Brazil oil spill: Venezuelan Merey crude, Rosneft cargo

Reuters reported yesterday: "Brazilian investigators said on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring Brazil’s coastline over the past two months..." It goes on to claim "A federal police document seen by Reuters said the tanker, Bouboulina, owned by Greece’s Delta Tankers Ltd, appears to have spilled the crude about 700 km (420 miles) off Brazil’s coast around July 28-29,

Norway's Equinor gets OFAC license, to clean oil spill in Venezuela

Little advertised, and less reported about, we were informed that Norway's Equinor got an OFAC license on June 7, 2019, for "clean-up or remediation, ordinarily incident and necessary to facilitate the clean-up and remediation of the Petrocedeno Production Oil spill site, including affected surface areas, adjacent lands, and areas of the Morichal San Antonio Creek, as described in the Application." [bod added]

PDVSA Turkish imports: MCC Petroleum partner Grupo IVEEX sold to Erhan Kap

Via a very kind collaborator and Istanbul resident, this site has learned of yet another twist on the topic of gasoline and naphta Turkish imports destined to keep PDVSA running: Grupo IVEEX, the shell controlled by Miguel Silva Perez used in the two-month contract with MCC Petroleum, was sold for 10,000 Turkish lira to tourists-guide Erhan Kap about one month ago.

[UPDATED] Breaking: PDVSA directing receivables payments to Dubai banks

Sources have informed this site that PDVSA is asking its clients to settle receivables into two Dubai banks, Emirates NBD and Mashreq Bank. Accounts are allegedly controlled by MCC Petroleum, an oil service provider active in "Iraq, UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia", as per a company's profile. MCC Petroleum claims to have a regional office in Houston.