The senior PDVSA manager (a.k.a. “Black”) is fingered for pocketing some US$35.7 million in bribes from Francisco Illarramendi to make his PDVSA Ponzi Scheme possible. Much more detail in this International Consortium of Investigative Journalists report. Unfortunately, the names of the government officials allegedly extorting Illarramendi himself are not public yet.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.