By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Venezuelan Minister charged with violating US sanctions

Tareck El Aissami, the former Vice President of Venezuela and current Minister of Industry and National Production, has been charged with violating the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (“Kingpin Act”) and circumventing US sanctions. In February 2017, Mr El Aissami and his business partner Samark Jose Lopez Bello were designated as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers under the Kingpin Act. See...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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