DOJ Press Release: Former Minister of Gov’t of Bolivia, Owner of Florida-Based Co., and 3 Others Charged in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme

Press Release

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

 

Former Minister of Government of Bolivia, Owner of Florida-Based Company,
and Three Others Charged in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme

 

Two Bolivian nationals and three U.S. citizens were arrested on May 21, and May 22, in Florida and Georgia on criminal charges related to their alleged roles in a bribery and money laundering scheme. The former Minister of Government of Bolivia and another former Bolivian official are accused of receiving bribes paid by a U.S. company and individuals to secure a Bolivian government contract, and then using the U.S. financial system to launder those bribes. (FULL DOJ PRESS RELEASE)