February 28, 2024

Who was Hugo Chavez’s former nurse who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the US?

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Claudia Díaz Guillén was Hugo Chávez’s nurse and later held important positions in the economic sector.

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A US court in Florida sentenced the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s former nurse, Claudia Patricia Díaz Guillen, and her husband to 15 years in prison and three years of probation on Wednesday (19/04).

The sentence establishes that the couple must return US$136 million in goods and cash equivalent to their participation in a money-laundering scandal that left a hole in the Venezuelan government’s coffers.

In addition, each must pay a $75,000 fine.

As of December 2022, Diaz Guillen was found guilty of two of the three money laundering charges against him in a Florida court.