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Posts Tagged: Jose Alejandro Hurtado

Seven from Direct Access Partners settle with SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that seven individuals from a registered broker-dealer settled charges related to bribes paid to a former official of a Venezuelan state-owned bank.

In federal court in Manhattan, Judge Jesse Furman entered final judgments against Iuri Rodolfo Bethancourt, Benito Chinea, Tomas Alberto Clarke Bethancourt, Joseph DeMeneses, Jose Alejandro Hurtado, Ernesto Lujan, and Haydee Leticia Pabon.… Continue Reading

Venezuela state banker admits taking bribes from U.S. broker

A former vice president from Venezuela’s state economic development bank pleaded guilty Monday and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors investigating a massive bribery and fraud scheme by a U.S. broker.

Maria de los Angeles Gonzalez de Hernandez, 55, admitted in federal court in New York to taking $5 million in kickbacks from Direct Access Partners LLC in exchange for bond-trading business from her employer, Banco de Desarrollo Económico y Social de Venezuela (Bandes).… Continue Reading

Third guilty plea in broker-dealer case

The DOJ said Friday another broker from Direct Access Partners pleaded guilty to bribing foreign officials in Venezuela in exchange for bond trading work.

Jose Alejandro Hurtado pleaded guilty in New York federal court to six counts of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, to violate the Travel Act, and to commit money laundering, as well as substantive counts of the offenses.… Continue Reading

Two brokerage execs plead guilty for Venezuela bribes

Two executives of an SEC-register broker-dealer pleaded guilty Thursday to bribing an official of a state-owned Venezuelan bank in exchange for bond trading business.

Ernesto Lujan, a former managing partner of Direct Access Partners, and Tomas Alberto Clarke Bethancourt (also known as Tomas Clarke), a former senior vice president, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, money laundering, and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading