US Announced $5M Bounty on Former Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Superintendent

  • Venezuelan Cryptocurrency superintendent to most wanted list, $5M reward promised for information leading to arrest and conviction by US.
  • The U.S secretary Pompeo tweeted about continuing to work with the Department of Justice, and to protect “American citizens and help Venezuela restore democracy.”

Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez, a Venezuelan official in his thirties, previously used to serve as the superintendent of cryptocurrency accused of the Kingpin Act. Also, IEEPA and other sanctions imposed by the U.S Treasury Department’s Office of OFAC in the southern district of New York. Homeland Security and Investigations (HSI) New York and U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) has put him to the ‘Most wanted list’.

The U.S secretary Pompeo tweeted on June 1st about continuing to work with the Department of Justice. He further added he will protect “American citizens and help Venezuela restore democracy.”

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Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Superintendent on Radar

In a resort to diminish corruption, laundering and criminality associated with the Maduro regime, a reward program set up. A person or a group of people providing information about Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez will get the reward. 

He is also thought to have deep-rooted civic, social community based and economic relations to a narcotic Kingpin. This also includes Tareck El Aissami and many alike. The arrest report alleges that Joselit Camacho worked with a group to breach and elude narcotics-related OFAC sanctions. He supposedly arranged for travel utilities for OFAC sanctioned personal. Also, official members of Government of Venezuela during the re-election campaign of President Nicolas Maduro Moros in 2018. He is also charged with apparent money laundering via bulk cash smuggling from Venezuelan states to the U.S.

Being the Venezuelan superintendent, Camacho is one of the probable minds behind Petro. The cryptocurrency created by the nation and President Nicolas Maduro. He is responsible for Petro adoption and getting the business joints to adopt this crypto asset. The state-backed cryptocurrency Petro has recently authorised to use at gas stations, charging $0.02/litre. Even though users can’t make payments in the Petro app but an e-wallet named ‘Patria’, which uses a biometric payment mechanism.

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Steve Anderrson
Steve Anderson is an Australian crypto enthusiast. He is a specialist in management and trading for over 5 years. Steve has worked as a crypto trader, he loves learning about decentralisation, understanding the true potential of the blockchain.

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