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Banco Peravia case: Santoro accused of asset laundering in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Attorney General presented charges against banker Jose Luis Santoro Castellano, shareholder of the collapsed Banco de Peravia in the Dominican Republic, on 14 June 2016. Santoro, a fugitive of Dominican justice, is accused of legitimizing the proceeds of irregular activities in Venezuela. Santoro has both Venezuelan and Italian nationality, and was a legal resident in the Dominican Republic. He fled the country to avoid facing charges for bank fraud, asset laundering, fraud, association with criminals and violation of the Monetary and Financial Law. The Venezuelan Constitution bans the extradition of its own nationals but Santoro can be tried for the crime in Venezuela. Santoro is under arrest at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Service (SEBIN).

He was arrested in Caracas on 1 March 2016 in response to an Interpol arrest warrant issued by National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso.

Source: DR1, Elnuevodiario

June1 8, 2016

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