US Charges Venezuela Media Mogul With Graft, Money Laundering

U.S. federal prosecutors charged a prominent Venezuelan media mogul closely tied to President Nicolás Maduro’s government with foreign corruption and laundering money through U.S. banks and real estate.

Raúl Gorrín, the 49-year-old president of the pro-government television channel Globovision and the insurance broker Seguros La Vitalicia, is accused of paying nearly $160 million over a decade to unnamed Venezuelan officials—including two high-level figures in the National Treasury—to pilfer funds through the nation’s complex…

Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-charges-venezuela-media-mogul-with-graft-money-laundering-1542695744

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