Venezuela to request the extradition of two alleged fraudsters, convicted in Texas, USA.

Roberto Rincon and Abraham Shiera have pleaded guilty in Texas to charges relating to the bribery of officials in a Venezuelan state oil company. Both men were involved in a scheme that embezzled $1.16bn from Venezuela’s state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). Venezuela’s chief prosecutor announced today that the extradition of Rincon and Shiera will be requested imminently as part of a wider move to secure twelve other people who are involved in corruption in Venezuela.