Venezuela grants house arrest to PDVSA managers convicted of leaking information

Two employees of PDVSA’s supply and trading department, had been sentenced to five years in prison last week, after allegations, which they have denied, of leaking information to the U.S. government.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuela on Wednesday, Februry 10th, granted house arrest to two managers at state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) who were convicted on charges of divulging confidential information, their defense attorney said in a telephone interview.

Aryenis Torrealba and Alfredo Chirinos, from PDVSA’s supply and trading department, were sentenced to five years in prison just last week. They were arrested in February 2020 on allegations of leaking information to the U.S. government, which in 2019 sanctioned PDVSA to try to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Antonio Molina, Torrealba’s and Chirinos’ defense attorney, said the . . .

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