U.S. Arrests Iranian Over Alleged $115 Million Sanctions Evasion Scheme Involving Venezuelan Housing Project

An Iranian who chairs a Maltese bank has been arrested on U.S. charges that he participated in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions and funnel more than $115 million paid under a Venezuelan construction contract through the U.S. financial system. Prosecutors said Sadr’s family controlled an Iranian conglomerate called Stratus Group, which had international business operations and that led a project to construct thousands of housing units in Venezuela.

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How much money did Maduro take in this deal?

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I would say that this is kind of a big deal, and don't forget: one journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, recently was brutally murdered on Malta. In particular, she focused on investigative reporting into government corruption, nepotism, patronage, allegations of money laundering, etc. - just like our exapmle...

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Exactly, Dam. That poor journalist who was exploded in Malta is also associated with this case ! I still cannot believe it. And, than this news...

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Any news from Venezuela? Or, Maduro is afraid of connection with arrested Iranian banker? :ph34r:

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" Specifically, between April 2011 and November 2013, a Venezuelan state-owned energy company, at the direction of Sadr and others, made approximately 15 payments to the Iranian International Housing Corporation through two separate entities, totaling approximately $115,000,000."  Since 2013 assuming office of President of Venezuela. Previously served under President Hugo Chávez as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2013 and as Vice President of Venezuela from 2012 to 2013. So, Maduro has to know quite enough about this corruption and money laundring scandal.
 

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