Asset Managers, Ex-Official Charged In PDVSA Case

Law360 (September 13, 2019, 9:05 PM EDT) -- Two Swiss asset managers and a former Venezuelan minister have been charged in a U.S. case alleging contractors paid bribes for business with state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, according to an indictment made public on Friday.

A superseding indictment filed under seal in April and ordered unsealed last week accused Javier Alvarado Ochoa, former president of PDVSA subsidiary Bariven, of being in a ring of corrupt insiders and officials who took bribes from PDVSA contractors. Two asset managers are also facing charges for helping launder the bribe money.

The unsealed indictment appears to be the first time charges were...

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