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....
To view the full article, register now.



Case Information

Case Title

Reich v. Lopez

Case Number



Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit


Date Filed

February 19, 2016

Law Firms

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.