US investigating Venezuelan shipping magnate for potential sanctions violations

A Venezuelan ship-owner and businessman, Wilmer Ruperti, is reported to be under investigation for violations of US sanctions on Venezuela. Mr Ruperti is said to have sent a shipment to Venezuela of 150,000 barrels of gasoline in April 2020. The tanker had signalled its destination as Aruba, but according to Refinitiv Eikon data, its transmitter was deactivated whilst discharging at …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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