Fri. Nov 27th, 2020

    Key witness in US court would have lied to Federal Authorities in case leading to sanctions against Tareck El Aissami. Presentation before a court in New York reveals another possible lie to the US authorities by the informant in the case of violation of sanctions against the Venezuelan oil czar Tareck El Aissamí and the businessman Samark López. The informant Alejandro Marín allegedly claimed that he had told his pilots that López was on the OFAC list and could not continue as a client. As proof, he provided a pic of a picnic where he would have made the comment. But the photo was from 2016, before López was sanctioned.

     

     

     

     

     

    One of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to a United States federal court, in a case involving millions of dollars transported on private jets in violation of United States sanctions. It is about Alejandro Marín, a pilot and businessman of Venezuelan origin, who was arrested on September 19 in the city of Miami and is accused of at least three charges, including knowingly making false statements to federal agents of the United States , according to court documents. An affidavit accompanying the Sept. 4 arrest warrant for Marín forgot to mention both Venezuela and El Aissami. Marín de lied about the equivalent of $ 140,000 that disappeared from a package of 1.3 million euros in cash that he transported on a private jet to the US in July 2018 on the orders of federal police. This fact could damage the case against the Minister of Petroleum, Tareck El Aissami, whom the United States considers one of the most corrupt agents of power in Venezuela, giving oxygen to the claims of the nation’s socialist elite that The United States is resorting to fabricated accusations to pursue its regime goal.

    The 46-year-old accused businessman owns a charter business at Miami’s Opa Locka Executive Airport. It was listed as a confidential source to help investigate then-Vice President El Aissami and his alleged leader, businessman Samark López, according to a person familiar with the case who spoke anonymously to discuss the ongoing investigation. President Trump’s administration reportedly singled out these two men as drug lords in 2017, seizing hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S. bank accounts, two yachts, a private plane, and Miami real estate that it said were illegal proceeds of cocaine shipments to Mexican cartels coordinated at the highest level. of the government and the army of Venezuela. He later accused them of violating those same sanctions by allegedly using U.S.-based charter companies to organize private flights on U.S.-registered planes to Russia, Turkey, and within Venezuela during Maduro’s presidential campaign in 2018, which the opposition boycotted in means of allegations of fraud and voting. rig. However, Marín changed his story, according to the file. He said the conversation had actually occurred at a different picnic and identified 2 witnesses: a friend who helped him hide an extramarital affair and the wife of a co-defendant whose Green Card he sponsored. Journalist Joshua Goodman states: “What remains unexplained is why the government decided to continue credulously promoting Mr. Marin’s fantasy as fact, despite allegedly recalling this episode only after it was necessary to cover a material flaw in the case.”