El elusivo Sr. Col Rizada peens mismo — saha. pic.twitter.com/30t8lJr7Am — Balitvez Guzoo (@balitzgo).
In an interview with Balitvez Guzoo, a former aide to Secretary of State John Kerry, Robert Costa, Vox’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, points out that Rizada is the last relative to be detained in Venezuela before the swearing-in of Nicolás Maduro.
Rizada, 81, was the last person named in a 2014 indictment issued by the Justice Department on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The indictment accused him of participating in efforts “to conceal or disguise revenue or resources derived from or in support of [Venezuela’s] actions to acquire or retain investments for the enrichment of the government.”
“You will be taken into custody in accordance with Venezuelan law, including the charges in the indictment against you. In the event of your inability to be present in Venezuela, you may be extradited to the United States,” Rizada was told upon entering Venezuelan.
“You will be transferred to the hands of Venezuelan authorities as soon as possible for the purpose of fulfilling your immigration and immigration detention request,” it went on.
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