Petroecuador official pleads guilty to money laundering in Miami

On November 14th, in Miami, Former Petroecuador official Raúl de la Torre pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering. “Between 2018 and June 2019, De la Torre, who then worked as a foreign official in Petroecuador, conspired with other Petroecuador and Ecuadorian government officials and with certain other people, in a scheme to receive millions of dollars in bribes,” says the document signed by US prosecutors, De la Torre and his defense attorney. The meetings were held in Ecuador and in Miami-United States. In these appointments, De la Torre and fellow Ecuadorian Roberto Barrera agreed with an oil company that…

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