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Atallrelevanttimes,unlessotherwisespecified:

1. n eForeir ConuptPmcticesActof1977(tTCPA''),asamended,
Title 15,United StatesCode,Sections78dd-1,etseq., wasenacted by Conpessfor

thepuposeot amongotherthinp ,makingitunlawfulto actco= ptly in


furtheranceofan oFer,promise,authorization, orpaymentofmoneyoranything
ofvalue,directly orindirectly,to aforeir officialforthe purposeofobtaining or
retaining businessfor,ordirectingbusinessto, any person.

PetroleosdeVenezuelaS.A.(tTDVSA'').wastheVenezuelanstateou ed and state-controlled oilcompany.PDVSA and itssubsidiariesand afsliates

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were responsibleforthe exploration,production,refninp transportation,andtrade

in energy resources in Venezuelaand provided funding forotherom rationsofthe

Venezuelan govem ment.PDVSA Services,h c.wasthe U.s.-based aK liateof


PDV SA located in Houston,Texu,that,atvmioustimes,wc responsiblefor
intem ationalpurchasing on behalfofPDVSA.Bariven S.A wa thePDVSA

procurementsubsidiary responsibleforequipmentpurchases. PDVSA and its


wholly owned subsidiaries,including PDVSA Services,Inc.andBariven S.A.,

(hereino ercollectivelyreferredtoastTDVSA'')were''instrumentalities''ofthe
Venezuelan govemmentasthatterm isused intheFCPA Title 15,UnitedStates

Code,Section78dd-2(h)(2)(A).PDVSA oKcersandemployeesweretfortign
om cials''asthatterm isUSH intheFCPA Title 15,UnitedStatesCode,Sections

78dd-2(h)(2)(A)and78dd-3(f)(2)(A).
PDVSA aw arded contrac? fortnergy servicesand equipmentin a

numberofways,including tk ough acompetitive biddingprocess.One such


competitive bidding processbegan with aPDVSA pumhasing analyst% sembling a
biddingpanel,which identified thosecompaniesthatwould be invited to submit

bidsin connectionforaparticularproject.PDVSA wouldthenissuearequestfor


quotation to the companiesincluded onthebiddingpaneland thosecom panies

would in tum submitformalbids,from which awinnerwould btselected.

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PDVSA also awarded solesource contracts, whi


chwerenotsubjecttoa
competitivebidding process.

n eDefendantsand ThqirCoccon,pirators

4. DefendantROBERTO ENRIQUE Y CON FERNANDEZ

(% m CON'')wasaU.S.lawfulpermanentresidentandaresidentofTexas,and
controlled,togetherwith others,anumberofclosely held companies, including
severalU.S.companies,many ofwhich werebased inthe SouthernD istrictof
Texas,thatR m CON used tosecurecontractswith PDVSA . Rm CON wasthusa
rtdom esticconcem ''and an om cer,director, employee,agenj and shareholderofa

'tdomesticconcem''asthoseteru areusedintheFCPA Titlel5, United States

Code,Section 78dd-2(h)(1).
DefendantABRAHAM JOSE SHV RA BASTD AS C%HV RA''I
wasaVenezuelannationalwho resided inFloridw and controlled, togetherwith
others,anum be:ofclosely held oorppanies, including sevemlU.S.companies,that
SR TERA used to securecontractswith PDVSX SH IER A wasthus afdomestic
conoem ''and an offcer,director,employee,agent, and shareholdero aRdom estlc

concem''asthosetermsaretlsedintheFCPA Title l5,UnitedStatesCode,

Section78dd-2(h)(1).Rm CON andSHIRRA workedtogetheronanumberof


PDV SA contractsand contractbids.

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6.

tRincon Company 1,''acompany whose identity isknown to the

Grand Jury,wasorganized underthela< ofTtxasand headquartered in the


Southem D istrictofTex% .m ncon Company 1wasthusa'tdomestic concem''as

thatterm isusedintheFCPA Mtle15,UnitedStatesCode,Section78dd-2(h)(1).


Rincon Company l-

controlled by RG CO N and used by RW CON to secure

contracts with PDVSA.


7.

'R incon Company 2,1'acompany whose identity isknom ltothe

Grand Jury,wasorganized underthelax ofTex% and headquarterd in the


Southem D islrictofTtxa . Rincon Company 2 wasthusa''domesticconcem''as

thatterm isusedin theFCPA Title15,UnitedStatesCode,Section78dd-2(h)(1).


Rincon Company 2 was controlled by Rm CON and used by Rm CON to secure
contradswithPDVSA.

8.

tRincon Company 3,1'a company whoseidentity isknown to the

Grand Jury,wasorganized underthela< ofFioridaand headquadered inFlorida.


Rincon Company3 wasthusat<domesticconcem''asthatterm isused in the

FCPA Title 15,United StatesCode,Section 78dd-2(h)(1).RinconCompany3


wascontrolledbyRD CON and used by RINCON to secure contractswith
PD V SA .

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9.

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R incon Company 4,:1acompany whose identity isknown tothe

GrandJury,wascontrolled byRINCON an# usedbyRm CON tosecurecontracts


with PD VSA

10. %'ShieraCompany 1,3'acompany whoseidentity ishmwn to the


Grand Jury,wasorganized undettht laM ofFlorida andheadquartered in FloridaShiera Company 1wasthus attdomesticconcem ''asthatterm isUSGIin the

FCPA Title 15,Unittd StatesCodt,Section 72dd-2(h)(1).ShitraCompany1was


controlled by SH V RA and used by SHTRM to secure contrac? with PDVSAfshitraCompany 2,':acompany wlw seidentity isknowntothe
Grand Jury,w% organized underthe la< ofFlorida and headquadered inFloridm
Shiera Company 2 wasthusaQtdomesticconcem ''asthatterm isused in the

FCPA Titlel5,UnitedStatesCode,Section7:dd-2(h)(1).ShieraCompany2was
controlled by SHV RA and use,d by SH R RA to securecontractswith PDVSA.
l2. sshieraCompany 3,'1acompany whose identity isknown to the
Grand Jury,wasorganized undtrthe la< ofFloridaand headquu ered in Floridm
Shiera Company3 wasthusatdomesticconcem ''asthatterm isused in the

FCPA Title15,United StatesCode,Section78dd-2(h)(1).Shiem Company3 was


controlled by SHIEM

and used by SH IEM to secure contractswith PDVSA .

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13. Ssshiera Company 4,'3a company whoseidentity isknown to the


Grand Jury,wascontrolled by SH V RA and used by SH V RA to securecontracts

with PDVSA.

14. t<shiera Compaay 5,''a compc y whose identity isknou to the


Grand Jury,w ascontrolled by SH V M andUSM by SHR RA to secure contracts

with PDVSA-

'CshieraCompany6,:'acompany whose ideitity isu own t the

GrandJury,whscontrolledbySHI RAandusedbySHVRAtosecurecontracts
with PDVSA.
16. M sociate 1,''an individualwhoseidentity isknown to the Gtand
Jury,w asa U.S.law fulpermanentresidentand aresidentofTexasand a relative
ofRIN CO N,who controlltd,along with Rm CO N,severaloftheU.S.companits

controlled by RG CO N. Associate 1wasthusafdom esticconcem''and an


o/ cer,director,employee,agent,and shareholderofa ttdomestic concem ''as

thosetermsareused intheFCPA Titlel5,UnitedStatesCode,Section78dd-

2(h)(1).
17. tM sociate 2,':an individualwhose identity isknom zto the Grand
Jury,wasaVenezuelan nationalwho maintained aresidence in Texu ,and was
employed by,orworked asan independentcontm ctorfor,SH Y RA and assisted
both RD CON and SH IERA in theirbusinessoperations, includingby assisting

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RD CO N and SH V RA andtheircompanies,including theirU.s.-based

companies,securecontractswith PDVSA- 'IYus,M sociate 2 wasan agentQfa

''domesticconctm ''asthatterm isustdintheFCPN Title l5,UnitedStatesCode,

Section78dd-2(h)(1).
TheForeien Om cials

18. t'O cial&''mlindividllnlwhoseidentityisknowniotheGrandJury,


wasataIlrelevanttimesemployedbyPDVSA includingasabuyeratPDVSA and

asupervisorofotherPDVSA buyers.OcialA'sjobresponsibilitiesincluded
assir ingbiddingpantlstoPDVSA buyers,including OfficialC and O cialD,
who would thenberesponsibleforselecting cnmpaniesforthebidding panels,

which allowedthose companiestosubmitbidsonipdividualPDVSA projects.


19. 'D m cialB,''anindividualwhoseidentity isknownto the Grand Jury,

w% atallrelevanttimesemployedbyPDVSN includingasapurchasinganalyst

forPDVSA.O cialB'sjobresponsibilitiesincludedselectingcompanitsfor
biddingpanels,which allowed thosecompu iesto submh bidson indiKdual
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prolects.

20. f'O cialC,''an individualwhoseidentity isknown to theCx'and Jury,

wasataIlrelevanttimesemployedbyPDVSA includingasapurchasingmanagtr

andsuperintendentofpurchasingatPDVSA.O/ cialC'sjobresponsibilities
included selecting companiesforbidding panels, which allowed those companies

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tosubmitbidson individualPDVSA projems,Mdselectingwhichcompanies


would wintheeconomicportion oftht bid process.
21. tso cialD,''an individualwhoseidentity isknown tothe Grgnd Jury,

wu atallrtlevanttimesemployedbyPDVSA includingasabuyerforPDVSA
OE cialD 'sjobruponsibilitiesincludedselectingcompaniesforbiddingpanels,
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which allowedthosecompaniestosubmitbidson individualPDVSA projects.


22. fsofficialE,''an individualwhoseidentityisknown to the G rand Jury,

wasatalIrelevanttimesemployedbyPDVSA includingasapurchasing manager

atPDVSA- OcialE'sjobresponsibilitiesincludedselectingcompaniesfor
bidding panels,which allowedthose companiesto subm itbidson individui

PDVSA projects.
23. Officialh,Om dalB,OfficialC,OfscialD,and OK cialE wereeach

atsforeir om cial''asthatterm isusedintheFCPA Title15,United StatesCpde,

Sections78dd-2(h)(2)(A)and78dd-3(9(2)(A).

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TheConspiracy

24. Beginninginatle>qt2009andcontinuingthroul atlexqt2014,inthe


Southem DistrictofTex% ,and elsewhere,thedefendants,

ROBERTO ENRIQUE RW CON FERNANDEZ


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ABRAHAM JO SE SHV RA BASTD AS

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fully and knowingly conspire,confederate,and apee with each otherand
othersknown and unknownto theGrand Jury to comm ito/enses againstthe
United States,thatis:

a. to willfully makeuse ofthe mailsand means and instrumentalities of


inteotate com merce conuptly in furtheranceofan offer,payment,

proe se to pay,and authorization ofthepaymentofany money,ofer,


gii,promiseto give,and authorization ofthegiving ofanything ofvalue
to a foreir officialand to aperson,whileknowing thatalland aportion

ofsuch monty andthing ofvalue would be and had been offered,given,

andpromisedtoaforeir oK cial,forpurposesof:(i)influencingacts
anddecisionsofsuch foreir offkialinhiso/ cialcapacity;(ii)inducing
such foreir oK cialto do and omitto do actsia violation ofthelawful

dutyofsuch oK cial;(iii)securinganimproperadvantage;and(iv)
inducing such forei> oftk ialto usehisiniuence with aforeir
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govtm mentand agenciesand instrumentalitio thereofto affectand


influenceactsand decisionsofsuch govem mentand agenciesand
instrumeatalities,inorderto u sistRm CON ,SH V RA. and theirU .S.

companiesin obtaining and retiningbusin sforand with, and dirtcting


businessto,Rm CON,SH V RA,theircompanies,and others, in
violation ofthe Foreir CorruptPractictsAct,M tle l5, United States

Code,Section78dd-2(a);
b.while in thetenitory ofthe United States,willfully and com zptly to m ake
useofthem ailsand meansand instrumtntalitiesofinterstate convnerce

and to do any otheractin furtheranceofan ofrer,payment, promise to


pay,artdauthorization ofthepaymentofany money,oFer,gih, prom ist
to give,and authorization ofthegivingofanything ofvalueto aforeir
o/ cialandto aperson,whileknowingthata1Iand aportion ofsuch

money and thing ofvalue would beand had been oFered,given, and

promisedtoaforeir om cial.forpumosesof:(i)infuencingactsand
decisionsofsuchfofeir oflicialinhisorherofficialcapacity;(ii)
inducing such foreir officialto do and omitto do actsin violation ofthe

lawfuldutyofsuchofficial;(iii)securingan improperadvantage;and

(iv)inducingsuch foreir of cialtousehisorherinfluencewith a


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and influence actsK d decisionsofsuch govem mentand agenciesand


instm mentalities,in orderto assistRm CON,SHV RA,and theirU.S.

companiesinobtainingandretainingbusinessforandwitk anddirecting
businessto,Rm CON ,SHIERA,theircompu ies,and others,in

violationofMtle15,UnitedStatesCode,Section78dd-3(a);and
c. to devise and intend to deviseaschem eorartificeto defraud PDVSA and

energycompaniesthatcouldhaveperformedservice.sforPDVSA and
forobtaining money andpropely from PDVSA andenergycompanies
thatcould haveperformed servicesforPDVSA by meansofmaterially
false and H udulentpretenses,representations,and proY ses,and to
transmitand causeto betm nsm itted,by me-qnsofwire communication in
interstateand foreir com mtrct,writinp ,sir s,sir als,pictures,and
soundsforthepurposeofexecuting such schemeand artisce in violation
ofTitle 18,United StatesCode,Section 1343.
Purposeofthe Ccnspiracv

25. n epuposeoftheconspracywasti-luxcox,SHG RA,andtheir


oo-conspirators,to enrich theM elvesby obtaining and retaining lucrative energy
oontractswitbPDVSA through corruptand fmudulentm eans,Ycluding by paying

bribesto PDVSA officials.

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M anneraRd M eansofth:Conspiracv

26. n e mannerand meansby which Rm CON and SH G RA and thtir


co-conspiratorssoughtto accomplish thepurposeoftheconspiracy inoluded,
among otherthinp ,the following,while intheSouthem DistrictofTexasand
elsewhere:

27. Rm CON and SHW RA,togetherwith othtrs,discussed how they

would obtain and retain contm ctswith PDVSA by providingthino ofvalueto


PDVSA officials.
28. RD CON and SHY M ,togetherwith others,paid bribesto PDVSA
o cialsthrough the useofinterstate and fofeir wiresin orderto influenceacts
and decisionsofthePDVSA offidals in theiro cialcapacitiesand to inducethe
PDVSA oE cialsto do and omitto do certain acts,including,butnotlimited to:
a. u sistingRm CO N'Sand SH IRRA'Scompanies in winning PDV SA
contm cts;

b. providing Rm CON and SH W M with inside information concem ing


t-h-.P-DVSA biddingprocess'
,

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c. placing one ormoreofR G CON'Sand SHTERA 'Scompanieson certain

biddingpanelsforPDVSA projects;
d. helping to concealthefactthatRm CON and SH RA controlled more

than oneofthecompanieson certainbiddingpanelsforPDVSA project;


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e. supporting Rm CON 'Sand SH V RA'Scom paniesbeforean intem al


PDVSA purchu ingcom e ttee;

f. preventing interference with theselection ofRINCON'Sand SH V RA'S


companies forPDVSA contracts;

g.updatingandmodiY ngcontractdocuments,includingchangeordersto
PDV SA contractsawarded to Rm CO N'Sand SHY M 'Scompanies;
h. % sistingRG CO N'Sand SH ltA'scompaniesin rectivingpaym ent

forpreviously awarded PDV SA contracts,including by requesting

paymentpriorityforprojectsinvolvingRm CON'SandSHIERA'S
companies.
29. Rm CO N and SHIERA,togetherwhh others,caused bribepayments

to bewired from the b= k accountsofRINCON,Rm CON 'Scompanies,and

SH G R A'Scompaniestothebank accountsofPDVSA o/ cials,theirrelatives,or

otherindividualsorentitiesdesignated byihePDVSA offchlswhoreceivedthe


bribes.

30. In addition to monetarybribes,R m CON and SH V RA,together< th


others,bribed PDVSA oK cialsbyprovidingthin/ ofvalue, including recreational
travel,meals,M d entertainm ent,in ordertoobtainand retain businesson behalfof

RD CON 'S and SHV RA'Scompanies.

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31. Rm CON and SH V RA,togetherwith others,referredto thtPDVSA


of cialswho wereassistingthem in obtaining and retainingcontlactswith PDVSA

in exchu ge forbribesasualiadosz''which tmnslates into English as'allies''or


''allieds''
#

32. W N CON and SH V RA,togetherwith others,providedto cedain


PDV SA ox cialswho wererectiving bribesproposed biddingpanellistslhat

would include morethanonicompany controlled by Rm CON orSHV RA to


create the falseappearance thatthebidding process wascompetitive.
33. Rm CO N and SH IERA,togetherwith others,relayedto certain
PDVSA om cialswho werereceiving bribesinstm ctionsasto which company

among theproposed bidding paneltheom cialsshouldselectasthewinning biddtr.

34. Rm CON and SH V RA,togdherwith others,kepttrack ofthe


amountsowed and paid to each PDVSA offcialbased on thecontractsthatthe
PDVSA ox cialhad helped to award to oneorm ore ofR INCON'Sand
SH 1F,R A'Scompanies.

35. RG CON and SH V RA ,togetherwith others,attempted to conce


thefactthatthey controlled multiplecompaniescontained on theproposed bidding

panellistsprovided to certain PDVSA offcials who were receivingbribes,


including by appointing noM nalownersormnnagersforthose companies.

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36. RG CON and SHK M ,togetherwith others,attempted to conceal


thebribesto ctrtain PDVSA om cials,which they referred to as''com missionsz''by

creatingfalstjustitkationsforthebribes,includingrequestingorreceiving
invoicesforequipmentthatwasnotprovided and servicesthatwerenever
rendered in crdertodisguisethe bribepaymentstothePDVSA om cials.

Ovvd A cts

37. Infurtheranceoftheconspiraoyandtoachievetheobjectsthereof,at
ltastoneoftheco-conspiratorscommitttd orcaused to be committed,in the
Southem DistrictofTex% and elstwhert,atle>qtoneofthefollowing overtacts,
among othtrs:

38. In oraround October2009,RG CON and SH'IERA reached an

agreementto worktogetherto paybribesto PDVSA oftk ials in orderto secure


lucrativeenergy ccntmctsfrom PDVSA forRG CO N'Sand SH V M 'S
companies.

39. On oraboutOctober8,2009,M sociate2 sentan e-mailto other

R -df/ W SHTRR'AFG M hD G k-nR36dbY-gRm cD'


m hiJdiv im hconnection with PDVSA bidding.

40. On oraboutOctober22,2009,M sociate2 sentOfficialC ane-mail


in Spanish explainingthestrategy forthePDVSA bidding processasitrelated to
colnpaniesowned by SH IERA,stating thatforinstances whereShiera Company 1
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wouldbe invited to submitbids,Associate2 mzd OK cialC needed to Grstensure

thatShieraCompany 1would me-etcertain conditionsand thatO cialC would be


thePDV SA buyerresponsiblefotassembling thepanel,and that,astranslated into
English,'Ifthatisthe c% e,teilmeso 1can send you apanelofcompanitsthat1
know w illnotmake an o/er,orthty willmnkeofers higherthan ours.Itis
indispensabletohavethe completedescription oftherequestto seek outpricing
'

beforehand.Whenstartingtheprocess,itisalsotndispensablethatyourequirea
shortsubmissionofrertimeameMdays).Wtllbuddy,Ibelievethatifwefoliow
thesestrategies,thatshitisours-''

41. Inoraroundearly 2010,M sociate2helped bfGcialB toopen abank


accountin Panamw in orderto receivebribepaymentsoutsideVenezuela-

42. On oraboutApril9,2010,Rm CON caused $100,000 to be


transferred from ab> k accountin the Unite.d Stattsin thenam eofone Qf.,.,

Rm CON 'Scompaniesto Om cialB'sbnnkaccountin Panama.


43. On oraboutApril12,2010,RW CON caused $164,570.23 to be
transferred from abank accountin the nameofoneofM NCON 'Scompaniesto
pay offthe balanceofa moMgage loan in O/ cialE'sname foraresidencein the

Southem DistrictofTexas,in exchange forOl cialE'sassistance in connection


withPDVSA contracts.

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44. On oraboutM ay 7,2010,Rm CON caused $135,429 to be


transferred om abank accountin thenamtofoneofRINCON 'Scompaniesto an
nerountin the nameofaclose personalassociate ofO cialE,butoverwhich

Om cialE held powerofattom ey,in exchange forO/ cialE'sassistance in


connection w1t.
11PDVSA contmcts.

45. 0noraboutJune 15,2010,SHV RA sentOfficialC an e-mnil


containing information abouthow to open abnnk accountata bnnk in Panama46. On oraboutJune l7,2010,RW CON helped Om cialC open a bank
accountin the Southem DistrictofTexas,into which bribes werepaid.

47. OnoraboutM ay 26,2010,approximatelytwo week.saherPDVSA

issued a$2,648,148.20 purchaseorderto Shiera Company 1 on which O cialC


waslisted asthePDVSA buyer,Shiera Company 1tx sferred $300,000 to Shiera
Company 4.
48. Onorae utJune23,2010,SHV IG caujed $100,000 to be

transferred 9om abnnk accountin tht nameofShieraCompany4 to OffcialC's


bank accountin the Southem DistrictofTexu in exchange forOfficialC's
Msistance in connection with PDVSA contracts.

49. OnoraboutSeptember23,2010,R W CON catlsed $100,000 to be


trnnKferred from abank accountin the nameofRincon Company4 to O fticialC's

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bank accountin the Southem Disd ctofTexc in exchange forOfficialC's


assistance in connection with PDVSA contracl.
50. On oraboutOctober18,2010,approxim ately two weeksaher

PDVSA senta wiretransferto ShieraCompany 1in theamountof$5,545,560.01,


SH V RA caused $*25,000to betransferred from abank accountin the name of
ShieraCompany4 to O / cialC'sbank accountin theSouthem DistrictofTexasin

exchange forOK cialC'sassistancein connection with PDV SA contracts.


51. On oraboutJanuary 28,2011,SHV RA caused $15,000 to be
transferred from abank accountin Panama inthename ofShiera Com pany 5 into a

bnnkaccountintheSouthem DistrictofTexasheldjointlyinthenameofOmcial
E and arelative,in exchangeforO cialE's% sistance in connection w ith PDVSA
contracts.

52. OnoraboutJune6,2011,SH IEIG caused $15,000 to betransferred


from abank accountin Panama in the nam eofShiera Company 5 into abnnk

accountintheSouthem DistrictofTexasheldjointlyinthennmeofO/ cialE and


arelative,in exchangeforO cialE'su sisfnnce in connection with PDVSA
contracts.

On oraboutAugust5,2011,approximatelyten daysaherPDV SA

issueda $7,729,756.78purchaseofderto Rincon Company 3 on which OfficiaiC


waslisttd asthebuyer,Rincon Company 2 sentasaltsorderto Rincon Company
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3to provideRinconCompu y3 < th substantially thesameequipmentm ncon

Company 3 had ap eed to provideto PDVSA in thepurchaseorderreferenced


above,foratotalpriceof$7,343,268.93.
54. On oraboutSeptem ber29,2011,SH V RA sentan e-mailto

M sociate2,statinp astmnslatedintoEnglish,ttDon'tforgettogiveme(Ofticiat
A's)accotmtstatement.''
;

55. On oraboutOctober27,2011.M sociate2 sentan e-mailto SH V RA

withthesubjectline,astranslated intoEnglish,'rutstanding(commission)for
(Om cialN ,''andattachinganExcelspreadsheetlistingnumerousPDVSA
contractsthathad been awardedtoSH V RA 'ScompaniesbetFeen September1,
2010 to September30,2011by variousPDVSA buyersthatwere supervised by

OK cial& andlisting,astranslatedintoEnglish,an''Outstandingcommission''of
$188,276.61USD.
56. OnoraboutDecember6,2011,mzassociateofSH V RA sentan e-

rnnilto M sociate2 in whichhe forwarded a $14,502.29 hotelreservation for


O cialD attheFontainebleau HotelinM iad Beach,Florida57. On oraboutJanuary 12,2012,M sociate.
2 sentan e-mailto SHV RA
and anothera sociate ofSH RA attaching an invoiceforwhiskey thathad been

giventoO cialC withanotation,astru slated intoEnsisk ttwithAS


(ABRAHAM SHV RAJauthorizatiom''
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58. On oraboutJanuary 17,2012,the otherassociatereplied to the e-mail


referenced in Parapaph 57 above,statinw astrnnqlated into English,RM M ,you

shouldn'thaveAbraham's(SHV RA's)nameinthee-mailaddress,anddo not


m ention m ineeither-''

59. OnoraboutJanuary 18,2012,SH TERA responded to the e-mail


chainreferenced inParagraph 52above,statinp astranslated into English,
'authorized-''

60. On oraboutJanuc y26,2012,M sociate2 sen!ane-mailto SH V RA


and otherD sociatesofSH IERA whereby M sociate2 arranged foroneof
SH V RA'Scompaniesto coverthecostofahotelandrentalcarin Barcelonw
VenezuelaforOffcialD.
61. On oraboutJanuary28.2012,SH K R A responded to the e-m ail

referenced inParap aph 60 above,and insttucted M sociate2 to,astranslated into


English,'
pleasedo thesethingsoutside ofaccounting.''

62. OnoraboutFebruary9,2012,Rm CON sentane-mailto OK cial&


copying SH V RA and Associate2,statinw astranslated into English,ttattached

Ple%efindtheChargeforAbrahal's(SH RA's)compllm ''anddirecting


OO cialA to assir the biddingprorm stoOm cialD .

63. On oraboutM arch 1,2012,OfticialC sentan e-mailto R m CON

attaching panellistsforanumberofbidding processesthatwereintherequestfor


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quotation phase.Threeoftheproposed pr els included Rincon Company3 and


anotherRinconcompany. Anotherproposed panelincluded Sbiera Compr y 2,
Rincon Company 1,Rincon Company2,and anotherW ncon oom pany. Another

proposed panelincluded Rincon Company 2,m ncon Company 3,and another


Rincon company.

64. OnoraboutM arch22,2012,SH V RA sentan e-mailto M sociate2

and anotherassociateofSH V RA,copying W NCON,respondingto an e-mail


chain aboutaturbogeneratorprocess,stating that,astru slated into English,

ttlRinconCompany 1)shouldwintheprocus.AccordingtowhatRoberto

approved,thecommissionto(ShieraCompany 1)is5% ofthepurchceprice.


n atisfair.PutthisintheSm ergyprojectrepod.RR IROBERTO RG CON)
paysthecom missionsto theallics.n
65. On oraboutM arch 27,2012,SH IERA sentan e-mailto Rm CON

and an associateofSHV RA,copying Associate 2,stating,astranslated into

English,'AccordingtowhatwasagreedwithRoberto(RW CONJ,hiscompaniea
willexcusethemselveqfrom thcetwogocesses.From ours,(ShieraCompany 1)
winsboth-''
66. OnoraboutM arch23,2012,OffcialC issued an invoice from a

company OfscialC co-owned with arelativeto R m CO N atm ncon Company2,

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billing $150,009 forpurpoded servicesthatwertnotactually performed,including


Stengineering serviceson drillingrig GP-20.''

67. OnoraboutApril24,2012,SHTRM sentane-mailtoOm cial&


Rm CON ,and M sociate2 instructingO cialA to thssir ''aparticularPDVSA

contractto Oftk ialD forthtasstmbly ofthtbid paneland informingOfscialA

thatShitraCompu y3f'wins''thtproject.
68. On oraboutApril27,2012,R m CON caused $150,000 to be
transfertd from Rincon Company 2 to abank accountin the namtofacom pany
thatO cialC owned with arelativtreferencingthe invoice rtferenced in
Parap aph 66 above in exchangeforOK cialC'sr sistance in connection with
PDV SA contracts.
69. On oraboutM ay 7,2012,Ox cialC e-mailed R m CO N,forwarding
aresponsefrom hisbank thattheApril27,2012 wiretransferreferenced in

Parap aph 68 ahovehad notbeen credited to O/ cialC'saccountbecausethe


accountnumberhad been incorrtctinthe wiretransferdocumentation,and
includingthecorrectwireinformation.

70. On oraboutM ay 8,2012,RG CON caused $150,000 to be


transferred from Rincon Company2 to absnk acoountin the nameofacom pany

thatOm cialC Qwned with a relative with thtcorrectwireinformation contained in

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Parav aph 69 abovein exchangeforOK cialC'sassistancein connection w1t11


PDV SA contracts.

0noraboutM ay 17,2012,O cialC sentan e-mailto R W CON and


SHV R A attaching alistofvariousPDVSA contractscoming up forbid.
72. On oraboutJune22,2012,SH V RA sentan e-mailto O cialC,
instm cting OficialC to assir aparticularbidding processto OK cialD .

73. OnoraboutJune22,2012,O cialC responded tothee-mail


referenced in Paragraph 72 above,stating thatOfficialC had already assir ed the
processto OfficialD,andnotinw aseanslated into English,<tIam waiting foryou
to send rnetheadditionalspecificationsofthatcaseto submitthem .''
74. On oraboutNovember5,2012,Rincon Company 3 sentPDVSA an
invoiceforpalialpaymenton thepurchaseorderreferenced inParagraph 53

above,basedonsuppl/ngsomeoftheequipmentincluded inthepurcha eorder.


75. OnoraboutDecember18,2012,thesameday thatPDV SA sent

Rincon Company 3 approxim ately $331,246.01 aspaymenton two invoices,

RinconCompany3 sent$314,683..72 to Rincon Company 2.


.

76. On oraboutDecember19,2012,OffcialC sentRm CON an e-m ail

attaching an invoicefor$150,000 from acompany Om cialC co-owned w1t14a

relativeto Rm CON atm ncon Company 2,billing $150,000 forpurported

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servioesthatwerenotactually pedbrm ed,including E ngineering Services Steem

(sic)GeneratorPlants.''
77. OnoraboutD ecember20,2012,RW CON forwarded theDecem ber

l9 2012 invoicereferenced in P> v aph 76 above to otheo atRincon Company2,

includingM sociate1,stating,astmnqlatedintoEnglisk tpleaseproceedwith the


transfer.''

78. 0noraboutDecem ber21,2012,Rm CON caused $150,000 to be


transferred from m ncon Company2'sbnnk accountto abank accountin the name

ofacompany thatOl cialC owned with arclative in exchangeforO / cialC's


assistance in colmection with PDVSA contract.
79. On oraboutFebruary20,2013,R m CON sentO cialC an e-mail

stating,astranslated into English,T'send oneforUS $100,000 00.''


.

80. On oraboutFebruary 28,2013,OfficialC sentR W CON ane-m ail

attaching an invoice for$100,500,notingihatthe amountw ,astranslated into

English,'%osquareawaytheIVH (hoursperperson)thatIincludedintheformtr
invoice.'' Theinvoicewas from acompany OfjicialC cmowned with artlativtto
RG CO N atRincon Company2 forpurpoded servicu thatwerenotactually

performed,including tEngineeringServicesSteem (sic)GenemtorPlants.''


81. OnoraboutM arch 1,2013,RW CON caused $100,460 to be
transferred from aPanamanian bnnk accountin thenameofoneofRm CON 'S
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companiesto abank accountin thenam eofa company thatO cialC owned with
arelativein exchangeforOfficialC'sassistancein connection with PDVSA
contracts.

22. On oraboutM arch 26,2012,OfscialC sentan e-m ailto R W CON ,

stating,astranslatedintoEnglisk 'dGoodday,Boss,1'm sendingyouthepeoonal


information ofthepassengers,''and providing datesofbirth,passportnumbers,and

p%sportexpirationdatesforOm cialC,OfscialC'swife,O cial& OfficialB,


and threeothersf0ran Apriltrip to M iami,Florida.

23. On oraboutJanuary 3,2014,SH IERA caused $15,000to be


transfe= d from abank accountin Panama in the nameofShieraCompany 6 into a

bqnk accountintheSouthem DistrictofTexasheldjointly inthenameofOmcial


E and arelative,in exchange forOl cialE'saqsistancein connection withPDVSA
contracts.

84. On oraboutJanuary 7,2014,SHV RA caused $15,000 to be


transfeaed from abank accountinPanama in thenameofShieraCom pany 6 into a

bankaccountintheSouthem DistlictofTtxasheldjointlyinthenameofOcial
E and a relative,in exchangeforOK cialE'sassistqncein connection with PDVSA
contracts.

A1lin vblation ofTitle 18,United StatesCode,Section 371.

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CO UNTS TW O - FIVE

(Foreign CorruptPracticea Act-15U.S.C.j78dd-2;18U.S.C.j2)

85. Pm paphs1throul 23and25tkough84arereallegedand


incom orated by referenceasthough fullysetforth herein.
26. On oraboutthedatessetfo% below, in theSouthem Districtof
Texas and elpewhere, thedefendant,

ROBERTO ENRIQUE Rm CON FERNANDEZ,


being adomtsticconcem andan offcer, director,employee,agent, and
shareholderofadomesticconcem , and by aiding and abetting adomesticconcern

did willfullyuse and catlseto beused themailsand meansand instrum entalitiesof

interstate commerce corruptly in furtherlnceofan ofer,paym ent,prom iseto pay,


and authorization ofthepaymentofmoney, oFer,gih,prom iseto give,and

authoriymfionofthe givingofanything ofvalueto a foreir official, and to a


person,whileknowingthatalland apoltion ofsuch money andthing ofvalue
w ould be and had been offered, given,and promised toa foreir official for
,

purposesof(i)iniuencingactsanddecisionsofsuchforei> o/cialinhisorher
oK cialcapaciy (ii)inducingsuch foreir oK cialtodoandomittodo actsin

violationofthelawfuldutyofsuchofficial;(iii)securing animproperadvantage;
and(iv)inducingsuchforeir officialtousehisorherinfluencewithaforeir
govem m entand agenciesand instrumentalitiesthereofto affectand influenceacts
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and decisionsofsuchgovem mentand agenciesand instrumentalitiu ,in orderto

usistRm CON,SHV RA,andtheirU.S.companiesinobtaintngandretaining


businessforand with,and directing businessto,W N CO N,SHTRIG ,their
companies,and othen,asfollox ;
COU NT
DATE
BQm E PAYM ENT
Two September23,2010 T100,000 wire trnnqfer from M ncon Company
4'sbnnk accountin FloridatoO cialC's bnnk
accountin the Southem DistrictofTexas.
'Ihree
April12,2011 $200,000 check from RINCON'Sbank account
in the Southem District of Texc to a bank
account in Florida in the name of a oompany
ox ed b an c sociate ofO cialC.
Four
M ay 8,2012
$150,000 wire transferfrom Rincon Company
2's bank acoount in the Southem D istrict of
Texas to a bank account in New York in the
nameofa com an co-ou ed b Offk ialC.
Fivt December21,2012 $150,000 wife transfer from Rincon Company
2's bank account in the Southem D istrict of
Texu to abnnk accotmtin Florida in the name
ofacom an cm o- ted b OfcialC.
Allin violation ofTitle 15,United StatesCode,Section 78dd-2, and Title
18,Unittd Statu Code,Section 2.

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C O UNTS SW - TEN
-

(ForeignCorruptPractic Act-15U.S.C.j78dd-2;18U.S.C.j2)
87. Parav aphs 1through23 and 25 through 84 are realleged and

incorporate-d by referenceasthrough fully setforth herein

28. On oraboutthedatessetfodh below, in theSouthem Districtof


Texasand elsewhtre,thedefendant,

ABM HAM JOSE SHG RA BASTD AS,

being a domesticconcem and anom cer, director,employee,agent and


shareholderofa domestic concem , and by aiding and abetting adomesticconcem

did will/ lly useand causeto beused them ailsand meansand instm mentalitiesof

interstatecom merceconuptly in furtherance ofan offer,payment,prom iseto pay,


and authorization ofthepaymentofmoney, oflkr,gih,promise to give,and
authorigmfion ofthegivingofanything ofvalue to aforeir official, and to a
person,while.knowing thataIland apo/ion ofsuch money and thing ofvalue
would be and had been offered, given,and promised to aforeir official for
,

'

Turposes-ef:(iliufluencing-actgM ddeiji:ii'fj'
dh-fe il b-mkil-iih'
B & Iiii- ' '
oK cialcapacity;(ii)inducingsuchforeir oK cialtodoandomittodo actsin
violationofthelawfuldutyofsuchofficial;(iii)securinganimproperadvantage;

and(iv)inducingsuchforeir ofscialto usehisorherinfluencewithaforeir


govem mentand agenciesand instrumentalitiesthereofto affectand influence acts
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and decisions ofsuch govm mentand agenciesand instrumentalities,in orderto


assistRm CON,SHV R A,and theirU.S.companiesin obtaining and retaining
businessforand with,and directing businessto,W NCON,SH V IG ,their

companies,andothers,asfollox :
COUNT

Six
Seven

DATE

BRm E PAY M ENT

October18,2010 $25,000 O R transferfrom Shiera Company 4's


June 6,2011

bank account in Panama to Om cial C's bnnk


accountin theSouthem DistrictofTexa .
$15,000 wiretransferfrom Shiera Company 5's
bank ascountin Panamato abnnk accountin the

Southem District of Texas held jointly by


Eight

August6,2012

Nine

Jacuary3,2014

O cialE and arelative.


$120,000 wiretransferfrom ShieraCompany6's
bank account in Panama to a bnnk account in
Florida in thename ofacompany OfficialC coowned with arelative.
$15,000 wiretrnnnferfrom ShieraCompu y 6's
bank accountin Panamato a bank accountin the

Southem District of Texas held jointly by


Ten

January 7,2014

O cialE and a relative.


$15,000 wir: transferfrom Shiel'a Company 6's
bM k accountin Panamato a bnnk accountin the

Southem District of Tex% held jointly by


Om cialE and arelative.

A1lin violation ofTitle 15,United StatesCode,Section 784d-2,and Title


18.
,United StatesCode.Section 2.

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COUNT ELEVEN

(Conspiracy toCommitM oney Laundering- 18U.S.C.j1956(h))


89. Parapaphs1throul 23and25through24arerealleged and
incom orated by referenceasthough fully setforth herein.
9. From in oraround 2009,and continuingthrough atleast2014, in the

Southem DistrictofTexasandelsewhere, thedefendants,

ROBERTO ENRIQUE Rm CON FERNAO EZ


and

ABRAH AM JOSE SHV RA BASTD AS,


did knowingly conspire, confederate,and ap ee< th each otherand othersknown

andunknown to the Grand Jury,to comm itoffensesunderTitle 18, United States


Code,Sections 1956 and 1957,namely:
a. knowing thattheproperty involved i a fnancialtransaction repru ented

theproceedsofsomeform ofunlawfulactivity, to conductorattemptto


conductsuch a financialtrnnqactionwhich in factrepresented the

proceedsofspeciied unlawfulactivity, knowing thatthetransaction is


desir ed in whpleand in partto concealand disguise thenature,the
,

locatiol thesouroe,theownership, M d thecontroloftheproceeds of


specied unlawfulactivity, namely,bribery ofa foreir oK cial, a felony

violation oftheFCPA Title 15,United Statu Code, Sections78dd-2 and

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78dd-3,and wireaud,Title l8,United StatesCode,Section 1343,in

violationofTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Sedion1956(a)(1)(B);and
b. to engagein a monetary transaction by,through andto ainancial
instimtion,in ald Afecting inte> ateand intemationalcom meme,in

criminally derived property thatwa ofavaluev eaterthan $10,000.00,


thatis,thedeposit,withdrawal,transferand exchc ge ofUnited States
currency,fundsand monetary instruments,such property havingbeen
derived from specied unlawfulactivity,namely,briberyofa foreir

official,afelonyviolation ofthtFCPN Title15,UnitedStatesCode,


Sections78dd-2 and 78dd-3,and wirefraud,Title l8,United States
Code,Section 1343,in violation ofTitle 18,United StatesCode,Section

1957.
M annerand M eansoftheConspiracv

n emannerand meansby which Rm CON,SH V RA,and theircoconspiratorssoughtto accomplish thepurposeofthe conspiracy included,am ong

otheM hinp k'the'.


folbe np 'while.in-the.southem D istrict-of-Texa and.elsewherel.-. .

'

92. RG CON and SH Y R A.,togetherwith others,procured illegal


proceeds9om PDVSA by securing lucrativeenergy contractsfrom PDVSA

throul corruptandfmudulentmeans,includingbypayingbribestoPDVSA
o cials,

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93. Rm CON u d SHIERA.togetherwith others,assisted certain

PDVSA oK cialsin opening'bnnk accounts,including bank accountsoutsideof

Venea elw forthePDVSA o/ cialsto receive bribepayments.


94. Rm CON and SHV RA,togetherwith others, engagd in monetm'y
transactionsamongthervariouscompani desir ed to concealtbe nature, source,

and ownership oftheproceedsofthespecifed unlaM ulactivity.


95. RW CON and SHIERA,togetherwith others,transfen'ed money
among and between the b> k accountsoftheirrtspectivtcom paniesin orderto
concealthenature,source,and ownenhip ofbribe paymentsto PDVSA ox cials

96. RW CON and SH V RA,togetherwith others,created false

justitkationsforcertainofthebribes,includinginvoicesforservicesthtwere
neverperformet forthepuposeofconcealing anddisguisingthenature,source,
and ownership Qfthose bribepayments,which they referred to as'%comm issions''
.

97. RD CON and SH IERA,together< th others, directed the wire

transferot and causedtobewired,bribepaymentsfrom bankaccouatswhich


wtre hequently in thenameofcompaniesotherthan the companiesbeingawarded
PDV SA contracts,forthpurposeofconcealingand disguisingthenature, source,
and ownership ofthebribepayments.

98. Rm CON and SH V R A,togetherwith others, directedbribe


paym entsto besentto vaiousrecipientsotherthan the intended PDVSA ox cials,
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includingcompanic,relatives,friends,ahd closepersonalassociatesofthe
PDVSA o cials,forthepurposeofconcealing and disguising thenntllre,source,
and ownership ofthebribepayments.
99. Rm CON and SHV RA,togetherwith others,engaged in monetary

trmuactionsofavalue peaterthan $10,000 using moneyprocured through the


corruptand H udulentscheme.

AllinviolationofTitlt 18,UnitedStatesCode,Section 1956(h).

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COUNTS TW ELVE - FOURTEEN

(MoneyLaundering- 18U.S.C.j1956(a)(1)(B)(i);18U.S.C.jlj
100. Paragraphs1throul 23,25tiyough84,and91throub 99are

reallegedandincorporatedbyreferenceasthoul fullysetforthherein.
101. Onoraboutthedatessetforth below,in theSouthem Districtof
Texasand elseWhere,thedefendants,

ROBERTO ENRIQUE RW CON FERNANDEZ


and

ABRAIIAM JOSE SHIERA BASTD AS,


did knowingly conductaand aid,abet,and cause otherstoconduct, and attemptto
conduct,thefollowing tlnancialtzansactionsaffecting interstate and foreir

comm erce,which transactions involved the proceeds ofspeciGed unlawfulactivity,


knowingthatthepropedy involved in thefinancialtransactionsrepresented the

proceedsofsomeform ofunlawfulactivity,and thatthefinancialtransactions


were desir ed,in whole and inpart,to conco landdisguisethennfllre, the
Iocation,thesource,theownership,and thex ntroloftheproceedsofsaid

specifiedunlawfulactivity,thatis,afelony violationoftheFCPA Mtle 15,United


StatesCode,Sections78dd-2and78dd-3,and wirefraut Title 18,UnitedStates
Code,Section 1343,asfollom :

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CO UNT
Twelve

DATE
October20,201l

M O NETARY TRAN SACTIO N


$5,700,800 wire transfer from Shiera
Company 2's bank account in Florida to

Rincon Cotnpany 2'sbnnk accountin the

Thirteen

Fourteen

Southem DlstrictofTexas.
November4,20ll $1,353,954.25 wire transfer from Shiera
Company 2's bank account in Florida to
Rincon Company 2's bnnk account in the
Southem DistrictofTexas.
January l7,2012 $1,479,716.03 w ire transfer from Shiera
Company 2's bO k account in Florida to

Rincon Col any 2'sbank accountin the


Southem DlstrictofTex% .

AllinviolationofTitltl8,UnitedStatesCode,Sections1956(a)(lXB)(i)
and 2.

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CO UNTS FIFTEEN - EIG HTEEN

(MoneyLaundering- 18U.S.C.j1957;18U.S.C.j2)
102. ParaFaphs1tlvough23,25throul 84,and91through99are
reallegedandincorporatedbyreferenceasthoul fullysetforthherein

103. On oraboutthe datessetforth below, in theSouthem D istrictof


Texu and elsewhere,thedefendants,

ROBERTO ENRIQUE RW CON FERNANDEZ


and

ABRAHAM JOSE SH RA BASTD AS,


did knowingly engage,and aid, abet,and causeothersto engage, and attemptto
engage in the following monetary transactions, by,through,and to a financial
institution,a/ectinginterstateand foreir com merce, to wit:thedeposit,
withdrawal,transferandexchangeofUnited Statescurrency, fundsand x netary

instruments,in criminally derived propertyofavalue peaterthan $10,000,such


propertyhaving been derived from specitled unlawfulactivity, thatis,afelony

violationoftheFCPA Title15,UnitedStatesCode, Sections 78dd-2 and 78dd-3.


and wire fraud,Title 18,United StatesCode, Section 1343,asfollows:
CO UNT

DATE

Fiheen

M ay 23,2011

M ON ETARY TRANSACT ION


9 ,962,000 wire tx sfer from Rincon
Company 1'sbank accountin the Southem
District of Texa to a bank account in
Switzzrland in the name of Company
AccountholderA.

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COUNT
Sixtetn

DATE
M ay 24,2011

M ONETARY TRANSAC TIO N


$15,000,000 wire transfer from Rincon
Company 1's bank accountin the Southem
Disi ct of Texas to a bnnk account in
Switzerland in the name of Company
AccountholderB.

Seventeen

June l7,2011

$2,422,005 wire transfer from Rincon


Company 1's bank accountin the Southem

District of 'texas to a bnnk account in


Eighteen

Switzerlc d in the name of Company


Acx untholderA.
January 17,2012 $3,097,527 wire transfer from Shiera
Compr y 2's bank account in Florida to a
bank accountin Switzerland in the nam eof
Com an AccountholderC.

A1lin violation ofTitle 18,United StatesCode,Sections 1957 and 2.

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N OTICE 01 C'RN m AL FORFEITURE

(28U.S.C.jM61(c);18U.S.C.j981(a)(1)(C))
104. PursuanttoM tle28,United StatesCode, Secti
on2461(c)andTitle

18,UnitedStatesCode,Section981(a)(1)(C),theUnitedStatesgivesnoticetothe
defendants,

ROBERTO EY QUE RW CON FERNANDEZ


and

ABRAH AM JOSE SHV RA BASTD AS,

thatinthe eventofconviction ofanyoftileoFensescharged in Counts 1through 10


ofthisIndictment,theUnited Statesintendstoseek forfeiture ofallproperty, realor
personal,which constitutes orisderivedfrom proceedstraceableto such Qffensts.
NOTICE O F FORFEITURE

(18U.S.C.j982(a)(1))
105. Pursuantto Title l8,United Statu Code, Section982(a)(1),the
United Statesgivesnoticeto thedefendants,

ROBERTO ENW QW Y CON FERNANDEZ


and

ABR AH
-

AM IPI:JMW M p4!!p A!,-.

thatupon conviction ofany oftheoFensescharged in Counts 11through 18 ofthis


h dictment,>llpropedy,realorpersonal,involved in money laundering offensesor

M ceabletosuchproperiy,issubjecttoforfeimre.

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Propertv Subivctto Ferfeiture

106. Defendantsarenotifiedthatthepropertysubjecttoforfeitureincludes,
butisnotlimited to,the followingproperty:
a. Bank AccountofCompany AccountholderA atCreditSuissein
Swita rland,with an accountnumberending in 6032;

b. Bank AccountofCompany AccountholderB atCreditSuisse in


Switzzrlc d,with m1accountnumberending in 9852;
c. Bank AccountofCompany AccountholderC atCreditSuisse in

Swita rland,with an accountnumberending in 2004;and


d. SunseekerM anhattan 73M otorYacht,SerialNumberGB-XSK 05811
J213,co-oM edby SHV RA.

M oney Judzm ent

107. Defendantsarenotifiedthatuponconviction,amoneyjudgmentmay
beimposed equaltothetotalvalueofthepropertysubjecttoforfeiture,forwhich
-

- -

-. -

.4tflsplltp.may-k#jqtqtlyM4myrAtly.
l
.tAklt,
.--.
Substitute Ao vtProvision

108. Defendantsarenotifiedthatintheeventthatpropertysubjectto
forfeim re,asaresuitofany actoromission ofdefendants,
a Csnnotbe located upon theexerciseofduediligence;
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b. Hasbeen trnncferred orsold to,ordeposited with, athird person;

c. HasbeenplacedbeyondthejurisdictionoftheCourt;
d. Hasbeen substantially diminished in value;or

e. Hasbeen commingled with otherpropertywhich cannotbesubdivided


withoutdi/ culty;
itistheintentoftheUnited Statesto seekforfeitureofany otherpropely ofthe

defendants up to thetotalm lueofsuch propertypuouantto Title21, United States

Code,Section8539,incomoratedbyreferenceinTitle28,UnitedStatesCode,
Section2461(c)andTitle12,UnitedStatesCode,Section982(b)(1).

A IRIJE Bm L
ORIGINAL SIGNATURE ON FILE

P'OKEPERSON

KENN ETH M AGD SON


UNITED STAV S AW OG

BY :

AND RBW W ELSSM ANN


c > F,FRAUD SECTIO N
CRU AL DM SION
DEPARM NT-O.
F JUSIICB

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J IG P.PEM SON
EPW Y CO F
ROBERT S.JO> SON
M SISTANT UNITED STATES
A'ITORNEY

BY:

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