2 More Energy Execs Cop Pleas In Venezuela Bribery Scheme

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 4:11 PM EST) -- Two energy company owners pled guilty to foreign bribery charges for their roles in an alleged scheme to fraudulently secure energy contracts from Venezuela's state-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela SA, a scheme that has already netted several guilty pleas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Juan Jose Hernandez Comerma, 51, of Weston, Florida, pled guilty in Texas federal court to one count of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and one count of conspiring to violate the FCPA. Meanwhile, Charles Q. Beech III, 46, of Katy, Texas,...
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