The United States has included two former Venezuelan leaders on its sanctions list this Tuesday, accusing it of accepting “bribes” in return for awarding contracts to Corpelec corporation.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that Luis Alfredo Motta Domínguez, former Minister of Electrical Energy and former President of Corpoelec, and Eustaquio José Lugo Gómez, former Vice Minister of Finance, Investments and Alliances, are strategically on this “black list” Ministry of Electrical Energy and former Corpoelec Purchasing Manager.
“They were appointed to accept financial benefits, including bribes, in exchange for lucrative equipment supply contracts for Corpoelec and for the misuse of public funds for their personal gain,” Pompeo said in a statement.
The head of US diplomacy recalled that both were sanctioned by the State Department and the Treasury in June 2019 for “undermining democracy in Venezuela”. With the measure announced this Tuesday, neither she nor her immediate relatives can enter the United States.