Venezuela's Public Ministry accuses Juan Guaidó of appropriating the country's assets

Venezuela’s prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation against opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who accuses him of various crimes, including embezzlement of the country’s assets, notably from Monómeros, a Venezuelan company that produces fertilizers and chemicals based in Colombia.

The announcement was made by Attorney General Tarek William Saab, who in March said he had 25 accusations against opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

“Monomers case. The Public Ministry of Venezuela has initiated an investigation against Juan Guaidó for usurpation of functions, treason to the country, aggravated theft of assets and association to commit crimes”, wrote Tarek William Saab on his Twitter account.

Juan Guaidó has already responded to the ad, also through that social network, guaranteeing that the country’s assets are protected and accusing the attorney general of “manufacturing” yet another “false accusation” against him.

“Since 2019, Venezuelan assets have been and will continue to be protected so that the dictatorship does not continue to loot them, as happened recently with the illegal sale of a Venezuelan refinery in the Dominican Republic. Did this character find out today and fabricate the tenth false accusation against me?”, wrote Juan Guaidó on Twitter.

In March 2021 Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced that the Public Ministry was investigating the opposing leader for the crimes of foreign asset forfeiture, usurpation of functions, corruption, capital legitimation, public instigation continued to disobey laws, malpractice aggravated, fraudulent misuse of public funds, conspiracy with foreign governments and terrorism.

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