US News for Washington, Maduro passes the case saab before the interests of Venezuelans
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by its suspension of dialogue with the opposition, the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro passes the case of the Alex Saab businessman before the interests of millions of Venezuelans, felt Monday the spokesman for the US diplomacy Ned Price.
"Criminal charges against Alex Saab is large and have no relationship with the negotiations" between the regime and the opposition, "said Price to the press. "In suspending his participation in these negotiations, the Maduro regime (...) showed clearly that he had once again gave his interests before those of the Venezuelan people."
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considered as an important intermediary of Venezuelan power, Alex Saab was extradited Saturday to the United States By Cape Verde, and appeared for the first time Monday in Florida before a US judge who formally charged him with several counts including a money laundering.
the 49-year-old Colombian businessman is Accused in the United States to be at the head of a vast network that allowed the Socialist leader and his plan to divert for their benefit from food aid to Venezuela.
Saab businessman extradited to the United States-Radio Cape Verde
Venezuela-Politics / Saab-Capeverde (Urgent): Businessman Saab extradited to the United States-Cape Radio Praia, October 16 (Reuters) - Alex Saab, a businessman sought by the US authorities for money laundering on behalf of the Government of Venezuela, was extradited to the United States, reported on Saturday the national radio Cape Verde. Alex Saab, a close to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, was arrested in Cape Verde in June 2020.
It is suspected of having transferred with its partner Alvaro Pulido some $ 350 million from Venezuela to accounts they controlled in the United States and other countries.
The next hearing will be held on November 1st. The two accused risks up to 20 years in prison.
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Alex Saab has already asserted Sunday, in a letter read by his wife during a public rally in Caracas, that he will "collaborate (IT) not with the United States" but "will face ( IT) His trial with dignity ".
"I did not commit any crime," he said in the mail.
Nicolas Maduro described the extradition of "kidnapping" and suspended the participation of the Venezuelan authorities in the talks with the opposition, who had to resume Sunday in Mexico.
Without the official link, six former CITGO executives, a subsidiary in the United States of the Vénezuelan State oil company PDVSA, were handed over in prison on Sunday in Venezuela, learned AFP from a their lawyers.
sentenced to 8 to 13 years for corruption in November 2020, they had benefited from a residential assignment in April, which had been perceived as a prime gesture of President Maduro towards Washington.
in front of the press, the spokesman for the American diplomacy excluded any exchange of Mr. Saab with the leaders of CITGO, and called the regime to release them "immediately and without conditions".
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