Seven deputies of the Venezuelan National Assembly have placed in the hands of the Attorney General's Office in Spain three complaints against businessmen and politicians of the regime of Nicolas Maduro for the laundering "billionaire" that would be attacking in national territory of capital obtained through corruption crimes.
These are deputies Conrado Perez, Jose Brito, Luis Parra, Richard Arteaga, Jose Luis Pirela, Adolfo Superlano and Chaim Bucaran, who have appealed to the Spanish justice system, where there are already open cases of corruption in Venezuela, to put an end to what they define as "the most criminal financial structure built in the world, which resembles or could be far above many financial mafias.
They denounce, among others, Claudia Diaz, who was arrested by UDEF and is charged in the Court of Instruction No. 27 in Madrid and who the National Court denied extradition because it understood that their fundamental rights were not guaranteed in Venezuela. Also on the list are former PDVSA president Rafael Ramírez, as well as businessman Alejandro Betancourt, Javier Franceschi, Raul Gorrin and Juan Domingo Cordero.
The deputies hope that a criminal investigation will be opened to clarify "what they live on, how they live and how they obtained the great fortunes of which they boast in the Spanish and European communities" because they understand that "they were preparing the ground for more than ten years to bring their families into Europe".
However, they also want to investigate "how these citizens engaged in the looting of PDVSA, the national treasury, the National Commission for Administration of Foreign Currency" with practices such as "benefiting their families with direct contracts" or granting awards "bypassing" control mechanisms, and then "legitimize" these funds "in many cities of the world.
"We ask the government for help and cooperation to punish these corrupt people. While in Venezuela the people die of hunger, eat of garbage, do not have quality hospitals, do not have schools, our children are malnourished, today all of them and their environment live in the world with great wealth and this cannot go unpunished before history," they say.
On this matter, the spokesman for the deputies, Luis Parra, has stressed in statements to the media the importance of achieving the repatriation of these assets to Venezuela, as it is said of "billion-dollar denunciations" fruit of practices that are behind the situation of deep social crisis that the country lives.
It should be remembered that in addition to the case in the Court of Instruction 27 in Madrid, there is also another with the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office through the Court of Instruction 41, which follows the trail precisely to the capitals of Venezuelans living in Spain as Nervis Villalobos, former minister of energy.
Meanwhile, the Central Court of Instruction number 2 of the Audiencia Nacional continues the investigations around the engineering company Duro Felguera for alleged payments of commissions and bribes to Venezuelan politicians.