The Maduro regime has issued house arrests to six SIDCO executives arrested since 2017

The Maduro regime has issued house arrests to six SIDCO executives arrested since 2017
File photo. A Sitzo refinery in Sulfur, Louisiana, USA, June 12, 2018. REUTERS / Jonathan Bachman

The reign of Nicolas Maduro Six SIDCO executives were placed under house arrest this Friday, A US subsidiary of Venezuela’s state oil company PTVSA, has reportedly been arrested in the Caribbean since 2017. Associated Press.

The company has six senior executives, all Venezuelans, but five of them are dual U.S. Citizens, They were arrested in November 2017 after being summoned to a meeting at the Caracas office.

Since then, the US government – the administrations of Donald Trump and Joe Biden – has repeatedly demanded his release. In November 2020, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “Venezuela has already been unjustly detained for more than three years on these false charges, often in horrific prisons. All six should return to the United States immediately”.

In February of this year, the current head of US diplomacy, Anthony Blingen contacted the families of the six executives and promised to make their release a priority..

In the picture, Anthony Blingen, US Secretary of State EFE / EPA / LEAH MILLIS / POOL / File
In the picture, Anthony Blingen, US Secretary of State EFE / EPA / LEAH MILLIS / POOL / File

The regime has been blamed on traders Deliberate fraud, money laundering and criminal association, among other crimes. Former President of Sitko, Jose Pereira, Was sentenced to 13 years and seven months in prison and fined two million dollars. The other five former vice presidents: Jose Luis Sambirano, Allerio Jose Sambirano, Jorge Toledo, Tomio Vadel and Gustavo Cordenas They were sentenced to eight years and 10 months in prison.

The Venezuelan dictatorship’s Supreme Court (DSJ) said at the time that the charges against Ruimwick were “deliberate fraud on his own and an officer’s concert with a contractor”, as well as “the association’s committing a crime.”

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Ruimwick will also have to pay a $ 2 million fine, which equates to “40% of the value of the items subject to the offense”. Similarly, former directors Tomio Vadelle Recalt, Jorge Luis Toledo Gouri, Gustavo Adolfo Cordenas Cardona, Jose Luis Sambrano Colina and Allerio Jose Samprano Colina were convicted.Government employee concert with contractor and criminal association”.

The court, in the hands of the Savista regime, ruled that all convicts were disqualified for “public action” and therefore “not eligible for popularly elected positions.”

On November 21, 2017, the Attorney General of the Venezuelan dictatorship, Tarek Saab, reported on the arrest of these citizens. After they signed the PTVSA subsidiary’s “compromise on national patriarchy and future” agreements “without the consent of the national executive”.

The regime had already released the group on one occasion in December 2019. However, three months later they were suddenly re-imprisoned by the security forces. It’s the same day Trump The interim president of the Caribbean received at the White House, Juan Guida, He had called the day before to address his state union in Congress.

After fraudulently ignoring Maduro’s presidency as Venezuela’s president by 2018 fraudulent elections, Washington granted Guida –Assumed the presidency by fifty countries – controlled by SIDCO.

The Joe Biden government has reiterated its support for Guide, calling Maduro a “brutal dictator.”

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