How millions of ‘dirty dollars’ were laundered out of Venezuela
14 March 2019 | 8:24 am
Starting in 2014, members of the country's elite and public officials embezzled more than $1 billion from Venezuela's state-owned oil company. The scheme exploited the country's foreign exchange system.
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