• Joselit Ramirez, Venezuela’s top authority on crypto policies, has been removed from his position and arrested for suspicion of participating in a scheme to steal from the country’s oil operations.
• His removal has led to an overhaul of the national crypto department and the Venezuelan government has called for a comprehensive restructuring of the Superintendency of Crypto Assets and Related Activities (SUNACRIP).
• A new board headed by Anabel Pereira Fernández will lead the organization going forward, with supervision from the Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Commerce.
Suspicion of Corruption
Venezuela’s top authority on crypto policies, Joselit Ramirez, has been removed from his position and arrested for suspicion of participating in a scheme to steal from Venezuela’s oil operations. Local media publication Últimas Noticias broke the story about Ramirez’s arrest by the National Anticorruption Police after a request was issued for judicial proceedings against „a series of citizens who could be involved in serious acts of administrative corruption and embezzlement of funds.“ The report states that Venezuelan authorities are investigating a case of corruption in which $3 billion from Venezuelan oil sales were diverted so as not to appear in the government’s official accounts.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Madura removed Ramirez from his position for allegedly participating in a plan to steal from the country’s oil operations. President Madura declared: That it is the duty of the State to take all measures at its disposal to protect the Venezuelan people from the negative effects of the multiform aggression that is taking place against the country and, especially, against its economy. The restructuring will be coordinated by a mixed commission comprising a president and four directors endorsed by Madura. The Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Commerce will supervise the operation. A new board headed by Anabel Pereira Fernández will lead the organization going forward. Amongst this board’s new directors are Héctor Andrés Obregón Pérez, Luis Alberto Pérez González and Julio César Mora Sánchez.
The Venezuelan government has called for a comprehensive restructuring of SUNACRIP (the Superintendency Of Crypto Assets And Related Activities) after Joselit Ramirez was arrested on March 17th on charges related to corruption within Venezuela’s Oil sector. This decree states that SUNACRIP will be restructured according to plans established by president Nicolas Maduro himself along with other members chosen specifically by him – these plans aim at protecting Venezuelans from any adverse effects caused due economic sanctions etc…
President Madura has not yet issued an official statement on this matter nor has he provided any reasons or evidence as to why Joselit Ramirez was removed besides suspicions relating to acts as such – however it can be assumed that he may have been involved in acts concerning corruption given local media reports stating such information surrounding his arrest etc…
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