Venezuelan envoy Alex Saab pleads not guilty to money laundering charge

Alex Saab, an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of conspiring to launder money, according to a court document filed on Monday, in a case that has strained already frayed relations between Washington and Caracas. U.S. prosecutors accuse Saab, a Colombia-born businessman and dealmaker for Maduro’s government,… Read More Venezuelan envoy Alex Saab pleads not guilty to money laundering charge

U.S. judge sets arraignment date for Venezuelan envoy Alex Saab on money laundering charges

A U.S. judge on Monday set a November 1 arraignment date for Alex Saab, a businessman accused of laundering money on behalf of Venezuela’s government, in a case that pits the United States against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. U.S. prosecutors in 2019 charged Saab in connection with a bribery scheme linked to Venezuela’s… Read More U.S. judge sets arraignment date for Venezuelan envoy Alex Saab on money laundering charges

Cape Verde’s top court approves U.S. extradition request of Venezuelan envoy Alex Saab

Cape Verde’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman who is wanted by U.S. authorities on charges of laundering money on behalf of Venezuela’s government, should be extradited to the United States. Saab, who is close to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, was detained in Cape Verde in June 2020 when his… Read More Cape Verde’s top court approves U.S. extradition request of Venezuelan envoy Alex Saab

Britain imposes sanctions on Venezuelan envoy Alex Saab

Britain on Thursday sanctioned one of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s envoys, Alex Saab, in connection with an allegedly corrupt deal to obtain supplies for Maduro‚Äôs government-run food subsidy programme. Saab, a Colombian national, is currently detained in Cape Verde facing extradition to the United States, which accuses him of helping Maduro’s government skirt U.S. sanctions… Read More Britain imposes sanctions on Venezuelan envoy Alex Saab