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He lost in every court he tried in Cape Verde. He lost in ECOWAS. Now Alex Saab has also lost in a Florida court, whose judge -Robert N. Scola, Jr.- ruled: "In sum, Saab Moran has failed to prove, as a threshold matter, that customary international law recognizes transit immunities for diplomatic agents on temporary missions.
UPDATED 11/25/2022 - 09:11 EST - Once upon a time, when Hugo Chavez was still alive, chavismo used to signal that it cared about keeping up with laws. It was all a pretence of course, but it did bother with forms somewhat. A good example was publication in Official Gazette of names of those who had been granted Venezuelan citizenship.
UPDATED 11/15/2022 - BakerHostetler, law firm "representing" Alex Saab in criminal proceedings against DoJ in Florida, has filed a forged copy of Venezuela's Gaceta Oficial to prove that Saab is "officially" a diplomat. This site, and many others, have the original Gaceta that exposes it. Adobe Acrobat Pro leaves no doubt as to the fraudulent nature of filed forgery. Isn’t there a law in the United States that criminalise presenting forged evidence in legal proceedings?
As a matter of historical fact, Alex Saab was arrested in Cape Verde on June 12 2020, en route to Iran. His arrest was due to a criminal probe in which he was involved, launched by America's Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI. At the time of arrest, Saab claimed that he was a Venezuelan diplomat.
See UPDATE below - How it started: "Conozcan a Alex Saab, bolichico colombiano", 24 October 2013. English version here.
How it's going: "Alex Saab Moran Mugshot | 10/16/21 Florida Arrest"
In the latest episode of Alex Saab's saga, we learn that his counsel is using a ruling by Swiss "prosecutor" Endri Gega to quash extradition from Cape Verde to face criminal charges brought by U.S. Department of Justice. Just have a listen to what Gega has to say about his role:
This site heard from a source last Saturday that Alex Saab was to be extradited to the U.S. today, Wednesday 29 September 2021. We tweeted as much, and asked aviation expert @Arr3ch0 to keep an eye. He just informed us that Department of Justice's N708JH appears to be en route to Cape Verde.
The case of Alex Saab's arrest in Cape Verde could easily be put in the box of U.S. Government's blunders. Department of Justice's Attorneys and Drug Enforcement Administration's agents have been looking into Saab's activities for a very long time, in our view more than enough to build a water-tight case to put away this Colombian thug, his narco partner German Rubio, and his closest relatives / associates. But DoJ and DEA haven't. One of Saab's sons lived in America (on who's dime?) for years.
The latest bit of chatter is that Alex Saab's possible release from imprisonment in Cape Verde back to Venezuela is being used as leverage by President Joe Biden's administration to negotiate with Nicolas Maduro. President Biden, has to be said, inherited a clusterfuck of a situation with Venezuela created by Trump and co.