Date: 4 months ago   Category: Economy

Gazprombank could participate in gray schemes in Venezuela


Gazprombank and the Anglo-French company Perenco bribed the management of the Venezuelan oil concern PDVSA, Reuters writes.

according to Reuters agency, the Russian Gazprombank and the Anglo-French oil company Perenco are participants of the corruption scheme of the Venezuelan state oil concern Petr? leos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA). These companies are identified in testimonies of the former high-ranking employee of PDVSA who has announced receiving multimillion bribes in dollar expression has reported the agency on Thursday, November 1, with reference to the unnamed source familiar with a situation.

Appearing in federal court in Miami, the former finance director of PDVSA Abraham Edgardo Ortega has admitted guilt in the introduction in conspiracy with a certain Russian bank and the French firm for the purpose of money laundering, is reported on the website of Ministry of Justice SShA31 of October.

of the Bribe on 5 million

51-year-old Ortega has reported that he has accepted 5 million dollars from the French company and the Russian bank in exchange for providing preferences to them on receiving the credits for joint ventures. About what bank and the company there is a speech, in the statement it isn't specified, but it is noted that they are minority shareholders in joint ventures with PDVSA. At the same time, as notes Reuters, from the Russian bank Ortega has received two million dollars, from the French company - 3 million. At the same time former top manager of PDVSA recognized by

the participation in the corruption scheme by means of which of concern 1,2 billion dollars have been removed and bribes for the sum of 12 million dollars are got. In total Ortega has got bribes for the sum of 17 million dollars. According to prosecutor's office of the State of Florida, this money is stored in banks of the USA, Switzerland and also on the Bahamas.

As notes Reuters, the USA repeatedly tried to open corruption schemes in Venezuela, however it is one of the first affairs in which there is a speech about corruption communications of the Venezuelan oil sector with the large foreign companies.

according to RBC, the structure of GPV LAV entering GPB Global Resources connected with Gazprombank possessed 40 percent of the capital in the Petrozamora company which has a joint venture with PDVSA. In 2013 Gazprombank, GPB Global Resources, Petrozamora and PDVSA have signed the contract on investments for the sum up to 1 billion dollars. In 2016 Gazprombank has sold 83 percent of GPB Global Resources, writes further the Russian edition.

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