The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed magnate Raul Gorrin on its most-wanted list on charges of money laundering and corruption.
The ICE, in its Twitter account, published the basic data and a photograph of the businessman related to the regime of Nicolás Maduro. He explained that Gorrín has nine open charges for money laundering and one for conspiracy to commit money laundering.
For money laundering, the owner of the private channel Globovision was charged on August 16, 2017 with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Gorrín would have paid millions of dollars in bribes to two high-level Venezuelan officials to guarantee the rights to carry out 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, champion horses, high-end watches and a fashion line and to hide bribe payments, and made payments through multiple shell companies.
It is also presumed that he partnered with other subjects to acquire Banco Peravia, a bank in the Dominican Republic to launder bribes paid to Venezuelan officials and profits from the scheme.