Bolivian Anti-corruption Chief faces sentencing for bribery

(Excerpted from the Miami Herald, 5.23.14, Jay Weaver reporting) Bolivia’s convicted anti-corruption chief, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea faces sentencing Friday for traveling to Miami to extort a rich Bolivian businessman for $30,000 in exchange for making trumped-up charges against him disappear back home. Ormachea’s wealthy target was Humberto Roca, former owner of Aerosur Airlines, who fled…

New Bolivian Charges Against Former Aerosur Head Mirror Those in Extortion Case

MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2013 – New Bolivian illicit-enrichment charges against former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca parallel those that Mario Fabrizio Ormachea recently offered to have dismissed for $30,000 in extortion money, says Roca’s attorney Michael Diaz. “It looks like they rushed out and filed the very charges that Ormachea was offering to ‘resolve’,” said…

Miami Arrest of Bolivian Anti-Corruption Head Vindicates Former Aerosur Owner

Miami, Florida – The FBI arrest Saturday, Aug. 31, of Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, for attempting to extort money from former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca, [United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Case 1:13-mj-03250-BLG] works to help vindicate Roca in his ongoing legal battles with the Bolivian government,…