Huge US money laundering probe targets widening circle of Venezuelan elites

MIAMI — For two years federal investigators in Miami have patiently waited for reams of Swiss bank records to be turned over so they could bring a monumental money laundering case against a wealthy circle of Venezuelan businessmen and ex-government officials.Finally, those secret bank records have arrived, due to a major decision to release them by Switzerland’s highest court.With that critical evidence in hand, U.S. prosecutors can now move forward and decide on filing a long-planned indictment charging four members of Venezuela’s young business elite — known as “boliburgueses” — and two form…

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