Exfuncionario de la administración de Maduro se declara culpable ante la Justicia de EEUU por cargos de soborno y lavado de dinero vinculado a CITGO

Un ciudadano estadounidense-venezolano y ex funcionario de Citgo Petroleum Corporation, bajo la administración de Nicolás Maduro, se declaró culpable por su papel en el lavado de millones de dólares en sobornos y la provisión de ventajas comerciales de manera corrupta.
Citgo es una subsidiaria con sede en Houston de la compañía energética estatal y controlada por el estado de Venezuela, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).

Former Citgo executive pleads guilty to accepting $7 million in bribes

A former Citgo official is the latest person to plead guilty in the federal investigation of bribery at Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. PDVSA, the state-run oil company that owns Houston-based Citgo.
Jose Luis De Jongh Atencio, 48, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering after accepting millions of dollars in bribes, the Justice Department said on Monday. De Jongh was indicted by a federal grand jury in July.

Former Venezuelan official pleads guilty in connection with international bribery and money laundering scheme

A dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen and former official at Citgo Petroleum Corporation has pleaded guilty for his role in laundering millions of dollars in bribes and corruptly providing business advantages.
Citgo is a Houston-based subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).
Jose Luis De Jongh Atencio (De Jongh), 48, was the former procurement officer and manager in Citgo’s Special Projects Group. According to court documents, between approximately 2013 and 2019, he accepted over $7 million in bribe payments in exchange for assisting businessmen and related companies in procuring contracts with Citgo. De Jongh also provided them with other business advantages.