Finally, the start of the trial against Colombian businessman Alex Sabb will be on October 11, as set this Wednesday by the hearing held in the Federal District of Miami.

Saab was extradited to the US in mid-October 2021 from Cape Verde.

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) claims that he was behind a corruption network involving CLAP, a government-subsidized food program that allegedly allowed Maduro and his allies to steal hundreds of million dollars to the Venezuelan people and at the same time using food as a form of social control.

The Venezuelan government, which classifies Saab as a “diplomat”, has accused the US of having kidnapped the Colombian businessman and even abandoned a dialogue table with the opposition that was taking place in Mexico after his extradition to US soil.

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