Tag Archives: David Rivera

Rubio Admits Involvement With Arrested Ex-GOP Rep

Politico reports: Sen. Marco Rubio acknowledged on Tuesday through a spokesperson that he met with indicted ex-Rep. David Rivera to discuss a potential deal to normalize relations between the United States and Venezuela — but didn’t know that his one-time friend and long-time political ally was working on behalf of strongman Nicolás Maduro. Rubio’s dealings with Rivera emerged Monday night …

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Feds Arrest Former GOP Rep In $50M Venezuela Probe

The Associated Press reports: A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government was arrested Monday in connection with an ongoing federal criminal investigation, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. David Rivera, a Republican who served from 2011 to 2013, was arrested at Atlanta’s airport. Pressure has been building on Rivera for more …

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Ex-GOP Rep Sued Over Alleged $50M Venezuela Scam

Florida Politics reports: A former Miami congressman who signed a $50-million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government not only did no apparent work, but also channeled a large chunk of the money to a yacht company on behalf of a fugitive billionaire, according to new allegations in a civil suit. The accusations against former Congressman David Rivera come in a …

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