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April 2024

Francisco Morillo & Helsinge defeat PDVSA in Switzerland

Gotham City reported yesterday "Affaire PDVSA: le ministère public rend 80 millions de dollars aux prévenus". In news that will surprise not a single person, Switzerland's Federal Tribunal decided to ignore evidence at hand and give back to Francisco Morillo $80 million that had been seized from personal and company accounts during a penal process that, while allegedly started by PDVSA, never got real traction within Nicolas Maduro's regime.