Florida Man, Victor Mones Coro Sentenced To 55 Months In Prison For Violating Sanctions Against Senior Venezuelan Leaders
Victor Mones Coro Provided Millions of Dollars in Charter Flight Services to Former Vice President Tareck El Aissami, Samark Lopez Bello, Venezuelan Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno, and Nicolás Maduro’s 2018 Campaign for President
(STL.News) Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Peter C. Fitzhugh, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced that VICTOR MONES CORO (“MONES CORO”) was sentenced today to 55 months in prison, in connection with a scheme to provide private charter flights to two prominent members of former Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle: former Venezuelan Vice President Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah (“El Aissami”) and his frontman, Samark Jose Lopez Bello (“Lopez Bello”). These flight services violated sanctions imposed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (“Kingpin Act”). MONES CORO pled guilty to a five-count Indictment on January 4, 2021, and was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein.