* US Government adopts sanctions against Globovision and other businesses

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department included on Tuesday in its list a group of companies and Venezuelan businessmen. According to the Treasury Department, Venezuelan individuals and companies were involved in an “important corruption scheme” to “take advantage of” the currency exchange in Venezuela, which generated 2.4 billion dollars in illicit profits. The seven citizens of that South American country sanctioned by the Treasury Department are:

  • Claudia Patricia Díaz Guillén: technical sergeant of the Bolivarian Armed Force, who also graduated as a nurse. Former head of the National Treasury Office (ONT) and the secretariat of the Development Fund (Fonden) between 2011 and 2013. She currently resides in Spain and awaits a decision from that country to be extradited to Venezuela, where she could be tried for corruption to that it appears in the archives of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, that would demonstrate the management of millionaire resources of her and her husband through opaque companies.
  • Adrián José Velásquez Figueroa: retired Venezuelan Army officer, husband of Díaz Guillén.
    Leonardo González Dellan: president of the state-owned Banco Industrial de Venezuela between 2002 and 2004.
  • Raúl Gorrín Belisario: Owner of the Globovisión channel. Accused by the Federal Prosecutor of Florida in August 2018 for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, for bribery and money laundering for a total of more than 1,000 million dollars.
  • María Alexandra Perdomo Rosales: wife of Gorrín, with several properties in the USA.
  • Gustavo Adolfo Perdomo Rosales: brother-in-law and presumed partner of Gorrín, accused of being his front man by the Treasury Department.
  • Mayela Antonina Tarascio-Pérez: wife of Perdomo.
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<li>In total there are 23 companies sanctioned, among which Globovisión television station, based in Caracas, and insurance company La Vitalicia. It is also sanctioned:</li>
  • Globovision Tele CA, Corp. registered company in Miami, owned by Gorrín and Perdomo.
  • Corpomedios GV Inversiones, C.A. in Caracas, also property of Gorrin and Perdomo.
  • Corpomedios LLC registered in Miami and owned by Gorrín and Perdomo.
  • RIM Group Investments, Corp., registered in Miami and owned by Gorrin and his wife.
  • RIM Group Investments I Corp., registered in Miami and owned by Gorrin and his wife.
  • RIM Group Investments II Corp., registered in Miami and owned by Gorrin and his wife.
  • RIM Group Investments III Corp., registered in Miami and owned by Gorrin and his wife.
  • RIM Group Properties of New York, Corp., registered in New York and owned by Gorrin.
  • RIM Group Properties of New York II Corp., registered in New York and owned by Gorrin.
  • Magus Holdings USA, Corp., registered in Miami, owned by Perdomo and his wife, Mayela Antonia.
  • Magus Holding LLC, registered in Miami, property of Perdomo.
  • Magus Holding II LLC, registered in Miami, property of Perdomo.
  • Tindaya Properties Holding USA Corp. registered in New York and owned by Perdomo.
  • Tindaya Properties of New York, registered in New York and owned by Perdomo.
  • Tindaya Properties of New York II Corp. registered in New York and owned by Perdomo.
  • Posh 8 Dynamic Inc., registered in Delaware, owned or controlled by Gorrin.
  • Constello No. 1 Corporation registered in Delaware, owned by Perdomo and his wife, Mayela Antonina.
  • Constello Inc., registered in St. Kitts and Nevis, owned by Perdomo and his wife, Mayela Antonina.
  • Windham Commercial Group Inc., registered in Delaware, owned or controlled by Gorrín and Perdomo.
  • Planet 2 Reaching Inc., registered in Delaware, owned or controlled by Perdomo.
  • Potrico Corp, registered in Delaware, owned or controlled by Perdomo.
  • N133JA is a Dassault Mystere Falcon 50EX private aircraft owned by Perdomo.
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<li>The statement from the Treasury Department states that "all properties and interests in property" of the signaled that are in US jurisdiction or transit, "are blocked, and US citizens are prohibited from conducting transactions with them." OFAC, however, will issue a special license for Globovisión Tele C.A. in Caracas and Miami they can carry out "certain transactions and activities" for a year, in order to "allow the Globovision news network based in Venezuela to continue operating by authorizing specific activities that would otherwise be prohibited."</li>These personal sanctions against Venezuelan businessmen, among which are former officials of the government of Hugo Chávez, join those already imposed by Washington against leaders of the public powers, ministers, governors, military and President Nicolás Maduro himself.

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Translated by JRE

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