Chavista leader Jorge Rodriguez, head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, said Tuesday that Venezuelan authorities have arrested 19 senior officials in a “fight against any act related to corruption” by the Nicolás Maduro regime.
“There are 19 prisoners so far and I’m sure more will come”Rodríguez said during the plenary debate of a draft agreement in support of the “investigation and fight” against corruption carried out under the Chavista regime.
He promised that This investigation is a “beginning”. And it’s a “prescriptive” answer that doesn’t rest on “words” because the law applies to anyone involved. “Whoever fails. I don’t want to see some mayors’ defenders, yes, I don’t want to see other mayors’ defenders, because whoever steals (…) If it’s good, he’ll go to jail.”said.
Rodríguez emphasized that this is an investigation that has been going on for months and that Maduro has already warned on several occasions about corruption within government agencies.
At this time, it is officially known that the arrest was made Christopher Cornelius, President of the Criminal Judicial Circuit of Caracas, and Jose Massimino MarquezControlling judge in terrorism-related crimes, as well as a Chavista mayor and former head of Cryptoactives Supervision (Sunacrib) Joselit RamirezThe state channel confirmed VTV.
Maduro said this Monday that he had “personally” conducted a series of investigations alongside police officers to “dismantle” corrupt mafias entrenched in key sectors of the economic machine, judicial machine and political apparatus. .” He said he would “thoroughly” clean up state-owned PDVSA through “severe measures” and “high-level restructuring.”
Also, during the first phase of this “direct action against corruption”, “Important businessmen, very important managers, senior officials (and) representatives of state institutions”.
In view of recent investigations into “serious” corrupt practices, the Petroleum Minister, Tareck El-AissamiHe resigned his post on Monday, “with the intention of fully supporting, supporting and supporting this process.”
Speaking about it, Diosdado Cabello, vice president of the ruling PSUV party, one of Chavismo’s strongest figures, admitted that “many are betraying the revolution because they have already stolen enough.”
(with information from EFE)