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November 2019

UPDATED: Rudy Giuliani lobbies for Derwick's Betancourt, a Russia's FSB associate

The Washington Post is breaking the news today that Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, visited Alejandro Betancourt's El Alamin castle near Madrid to discuss business. Sources familiar with the situation informed this site that Giuliani had arrived in Madrid from Paris. Corroboration attempts by this site, as to details of arrival, stay, etc., prevented earlier publication of the meeting.

Venezuela's opposition protect Alex Saab

"...Ratificamos igualmente, que la unica fiscal general de la república en Venezuela se llama Luisa Ortega Diaz..." Assemblywoman Delsa Solorzano, 7 August 2017. Then, there's this session, when Julio Borges (current "presidential commissioner for foreign relations" for Juan Guaido) welcomed Luisa Ortega Diaz to Venezuela's Assembly (this was prior to his escape to Colombia, after a car he was in ran over a child that subsequently died).

Italy's Guardia di Finanza seizes Alex Saab, lover Camilla Fabri laundered money, 11 October 2018:

This site can report that both Alex Saab and Abelardo de la Espriella are persons of interest for U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and DEA. Given his partnership with Rubio (Pulido Vargas) and Cordoba, Saab has been under scrutiny for quite some time. Saab, who left for Rome just before the recent Colombian probe was announced in late September, has also become a person of interest for Italy's financial watchdog.

ALLBank bankruptcy: Panamanian proxies of clan Cilia Flores / Nicolas Maduro revealed

The good thing about the now-official bankruptcy of Victor Vargas' ALLBank in Panama is the amount of evidence of corruption that it will produce. A cache of internal documents from ALLBank seen by this site shows that Vargas' operation was little more than a money laundering platform.

UPDATE 2: U.S. Justice Department v Luis Oberto Anselmi et al

SEE UPDATES BELOW | Got a Google alert this morning, about Charles Henry de Beaumont, the mega corrupt French-Swiss banker from Compagnie Bancaire Helvetique involved in multi billion dollar money laundering schemes with Luis and Ignacio Oberto Anselmi, Francisco Convit, Alejandro Betancourt, Danilo Diazgranados, Rafael Ramirez, Victor Aular Blanco, Juan Andres Wallis Brandt, etc. Curiously, when I clicked on the link, to a Miami Herald article, it led to a missing page. It does not matter.