OFAC sanctions Venezuela Military Counterintelligence Agency

OFAC has designated the Venezuelan government’s General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850 (asset freeze), as amended, for operating in Venezuela’s defence and security sector. The sanctions were imposed in response to DGCIM’s detainment of Navy Captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo, following claims “he was involved in a plot to assassinate Maduro”, who subsequently died in …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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