The United States has imposed fresh sanctions against individuals who allegedly worked in a network transferring billions of dollars for the Venezuelan government.
The US Treasury Department said on Tuesday that seven individuals related to the financial sector and money exchange business had been targeted by the latest sanctions.
The individuals targeted in the fresh US sanctions included the former Venezuelan Treasurer, Claudia Patricia Diaz Guillen, and Raul Antonio Gorrin Belisario, who had allegedly bribed the Venezuelan Treasury to let him conduct the country’s foreign exchange operations.
“Venezuelan regime insiders have plundered billions of dollars from Venezuela while the Venezuelan people suffer. Treasury is targeting this currency exchange network which was another illicit scheme that the Venezuelan regime had long used to steal from its people,” US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin claimed.