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Ex-Ambassador Asks 2nd Circ. To Save Venezuelan Bribe Suit

Law360, New York (March 10, 2017, 8:21 PM EST) -- In a bid to resuscitate his bribery suit against two Venezuelan businessmen, an attorney for a former U.S. ambassador argued before a Second Circuit panel on Friday that the defendants had enough links to New York for the case to proceed.

Otto Reich, a consultant who was the top U.S. envoy to Venezuela in the late 1980s, claims that Leandro Betancourt Lopez and Pedro Trebbau Lopez run a corrupt company from New York that pays bribes to secure inflated no-bid contracts from the Venezuelan government....
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Case Information

Case Title

Reich v. Lopez

Case Number



Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit


Date Filed

February 19, 2016

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