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Authorities arrest Venezuela’s crypto-asset superintendents

Important facts:
  • Although there is no official information, Joselit Ramírez would have been arrested in an anti-corruption operation.

  • Lawyer Anabel Pereira chairs Sunacrip’s Restructuring Committee.

Joselit Ramírez, superintendent of crypto assets in Venezuela, would have been arrested along with others as part of a police investigation conducted on March 17. The group faces allegations of corruption.

According to information circulating unofficially in social networks and in the Local Media Latest NewsThe police operation in which Ramírez was arrested is allegedly trying to punish Cases of embezzlement and irregularities in cases involving the Supreme Court, the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and some mayoral offices.

The data on the operation were released by the Ministry of Communications, which informed a statement the National Anti-Corruption Police. However, The people arrested have not been officially reported.including Ramírez.

For this March 18th it has been learned that, as stated by a press release of the state broadcaster Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), the government of Nicolás Maduro proceeded to renew the policy the National Superintendency of Cryptoactives (Sunacrip). The order was granted by Decree No. 4,788 of March 17.

As stated in the Official Gazette, the organization’s Restructuring Committee The chairman is Anabel Pereira Fernández. She is a lawyer and served as President of the Bank Deposit Social Protection Fund until 2022 (Fogades).

Three other principal directors sit on the board: Hector Andrés Obregon Perez, Luis Alberto Perez Gonzalez and Julio Cesar Mora Sanchez. Pavel Javier García Sandoval, Ramón Daniel Maniglia Darwich, Carlos Eloy Pirela Méndez, Larry Daniel Davoe Márquez and Edgardo Alfonzo Toro Carreño are appointed as Deputy Directors.

Joselit Ramírez has led Sunacrip since 2018, practically since the organization was founded. As CriptoNoticias reports, in June 2020 he was accused by the US State Department of belonging to a transnational organized crime gang.

During his tenure, work focused on promoting the use of the Petro (PTR), a government-created currency that has met with little acceptance. He acted too from set regulations with tax regulations for cryptocurrency payments in Venezuelawhile encouraging registration of bitcoin miners.

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