The Colombian Attorney General has charged Álex Saab, the alleged front man of the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, who is detained in Cape Verde at the request of the United States, of money laundering, illegal enrichment, conspiracy to commit a crime, aggravated fraud and fictional Accused of exports. , according to the Colombian newspaper ‘El Espectador’.
In front of a Barranquilla judge, prosecutors read the indictment against Saab, a Colombian businessman accused by the United States of being the front man of the regime led by Nicolás Maduro and who has been detained in Cape Verde on request since June 12 from the United States.
The United States has asked Cape Verde for Saab’s extradition, which has already been approved, but is pending pending a ruling on a Saab legal defense appeal filed with the Cape Verde Supreme Court, which includes former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón. .
According to the Colombian newspaper, the Attorney General’s Office has been collecting evidence for more than a decade that Saab used a company called Shatex to counterfeit exports and imports to launder millions of dollars.