A report released by Cambridge University Press detailed the indictments set forth by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2020.
According to the report, published in the American Journal of International Law, Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro Moros was indicted for pending criminal charges pertaining to narcotrafficking, corruption, among other allegations.
The indictment was unsealed in the Southern District of New York.
In the indictment, Venezuela’s Supreme Court Justice Maikel José Moreno Pérez was also included in a criminal complaint involving money laundering and corruption. This case is currently pending in the Southern District of New York and the Southern District of Florida.
The Cambridge report reads: “An additional unsealed indictment in the District of Columbia charged Maduro’s current Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino López and several undisclosed defendants with cocaine trafficking.”
“A second unsealed Southern District of New York indictment and a Southern District of Florida criminal complaint further implicate former Vice President Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah, the Superintendent of Cryptocurrencies Joselit Ramírez Camacho, and President of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice Maikel José Moreno Pérez in money laundering and corruption,” the report also states.
“Longer-standing cases against current and former Maduro regime officials and their alleged co-conspirators are pending in the District of Arizona, the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of Texas.”
The journal report was published online on July 17th, 2020.