By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Venezuelan businessman challenges Kingpin Act listing

Samark Lopez Bello has brought proceedings against the US Department of Treasury challenging his designation pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (“Kingpin Act”). On 13 February 2017, he was listed as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker as the “primary frontman” of former Vice President of Venezuela and “drug kingpin” Tareck El Aissami, who was sanctioned on the same …

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

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