National Assembly vice president Edgar Zambrano is still missing, 14 days after he was arrested over his alleged role in the failed uprising of April 30. According to El Nacional, neither Zambrano’s lawyers nor his family know where he is.
According to the newspaper, Zambrano’s lawyer–Lilia Camejo–has gone to the Fuerte Tiuna military base in Caracas and the offices of the Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional (National Bolivarian Intelligence Service, SEBIN) to look for her client, but no one has told her where he is.
El Nacional is also reporting that Zambrano’s legal team has not received any notice about what crime(s) specifically he is being charged with.
Zambrano was arrested two weeks ago alongside his two bodyguards, his driver, and a fourth person who happened to be with him at the time of the arrest.
Despite having his own legal team, Zambrano and his co-defendants were assigned a public defender, named Neida Perez. Perez claims to be in contact with Zambrano and the others, and claims that they are in good health.
Former Spanish Ambassador to Venezuela Caught in Corruption Allegations
Spanish authorities are conducting an investigation into the dealings of former ambassador to Venezuela Raul Morodo, who is suspected of having laundered millions of Euros for the Venezuelan state-owned PDVSA oil firm in a corruption scheme.
According to Spain’s ABC, Morodo is suspected in having participated in a corruption scheme involving four million Euros that were stolen out of PDVSA’s coffers over a period of several years. The authorities believe that the scheme also involved Raul’s son, Alejo Morodo.
ABC is reporting that Alejo Morojo is suspected of having charged 3.8 million Euros to PDVSA through a corporate entity registered in Panama with connections in Switzerland between 2008 and 2013.
Alejo and four other individuals have been arrested as part of the investigations. The authorities have not arrested Raul due to his old age.
Raul Morojo was ambassador to Venezuela between 2004 and 2013.
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