Venezuela’s ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, reacted to the U.S. government’s decision to include Rafael Gorrín, owner of the Globovisión TV station, among the most wanted in U.S. justice.
In this regard, Vecchio applauded the decision of the U.S. administration and assured that “Raúl Gorrín uses Globovisión TV station to support the disinformation machinery and fake news of Maduro’s regime, attacking the Venezuelan people,” he said.
Similarly, the Venezuelan diplomat reiterated that the interim government led by Juan Guaidó will continue to work “so that all those responsible for Venezuela’s terrible humanitarian crisis will be held accountable for their crimes.”
“While Venezuelan children and seniors have died of hunger or lack of medicines, in November 2018, U.S. authorities confiscated Raúl Gorrín’s properties, valued at $77 million,” he said.
ACCUSED BY U.S. JUSTICE
The owner of the private TV station Globovisión was accused of money laundering on August 16th, 2017, of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Gorrín allegedly paid millions of dollars in bribes to two high-level Venezuelan officials to guarantee the rights to conduct foreign exchange transactions at rates favorable to the Venezuelan regime, in addition to transferring money to, and for, officials.
The entrepreneur allegedly bought and paid for expenses related to private planes, yachts, houses, championship horses, high-end watches and a fashion line and to hide bribe payments, also made payments through multiple shell companies.