Venezuelan National Gets 4 Years For Bribery Scheme

By Nathan Hale (October 29, 2019, 11:59 AM EDT) -- A Venezuelan national was sentenced Tuesday to just over four years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to bribe officials at Venezuela's national electricity company in exchange for the awarding of nearly $60 million in procurement contracts to a co-conspirator's Florida-based companies.

The prison term U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga imposed on Jesus Ramon Veroes at a hearing in Miami matched the one she handed down last month for his co-defendant, Luis Alberto Chacin Haddad.

Veroes, 69, and Chacin, 54, of Miami, both pled guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices...

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