Ex-Citgo Exec Says She Was Fired Over Kickback Refusal

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The former vice president of human resources for Citgo has sued the oil giant, alleging she was fired by its then-chief executive officer in 2017 after refusing to participate in three illegal kickback schemes.

In a 27-page amended lawsuit filed in state district court in Houston on Wednesday, Marisol Gomez fleshed out the allegations she had originally brought against the Venezuelan state-controlled Citgo in February. Gomez's original petition, just eight pages long, only detailed one alleged kickback scheme.

Gomez alleged that Nelson Martinez, acting as president and CEO of Citgo, had requested on numerous occasions that she participate in the “criminal...

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