Following the announcement of the Foreign Asset Control Office (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department regarding the sanctions against Russian citizens, three mining companies on the list, Mayaniquel SA, also stated that they do not have any ties. To Solway Investment Group.
The company assured through a press release that its legal team is in contact with U.S. Treasury Department officials and is ready to verify the “false” information contained in the statement. Expressing their deep regret for the published “inaccuracies”.
Regarding the links linking a corruption scheme by the treasury department, Mayaniquel argues that “it is not part of the Solway Investment Group, nor is it a subsidiary or entity affiliated with the conglomerate.”
Given the sanctions imposed on Mayaniquel by the US State Department under the global Magnitsky law, the company has announced its position. pic.twitter.com/wI6l1RqVio
– LiberalGt (@GtLiberal) 18 November 2022
The document also states that said mining company is not “an entity that is not directly or indirectly owned, controlled,” or “subsidiaries, subsidiaries, Directors, or persons named in the US Treasury Department’s press release.”
The Company certifies that it operates within the law and adheres to the highest standards of compliance and conduct.
The US Treasury Department has sanctioned Russian national Dmitry Kudryakov and Belarusian Iryna Litviniuk for their role in the exploitation of the Guatemalan mining industry.
In addition, Guatemala Nickel Company (CGN), Nickel Processing Company (ProNiCo), and Mayaniquel were included as they were involved in alleged corruption schemes.
The US side alleges that Kudryakov and Litviniuk, the leaders of Solway’s mining operations in Guatemala, carried out multiple bribery schemes involving politicians, judges and government officials.
In Litviniuk’s case, he discloses that he committed acts of corruption to support Russian influence-trading schemes, by illegally making cash payments to public officials in exchange for support for Russian mining interests.
– La Hora newspaper (@lahoragt) 18 November 2022
The sanction therefore includes the blockade of the properties, bank accounts, business establishments of those mentioned, as well as mining companies that may be owned or controlled by third parties on North American territory, but also impose restrictions on citizens of the United States. maintaining commercial relations with those who have been sanctioned.
CASE CONTAINS RUSSIAN CARPET
“This is what the New York Times is referring to: Witness reported that they handed over the money to Giammattei, wrapped in a rug,” La Hora wrote in the note, where it is explained that a person knew about possible bribe transfer wrapped in a rug. A property owned by Russian citizens to President Alejandro Giammattei.
The above, because the characters of Russian origin were looking for a compromise in Puerto Santo Tomás de Castilla.
The witness stated that sometimes packages were collected at the headquarters of the Mayaniquel company. The investigation, led by Juan Francisco Sandoval, then head of the Special Prosecution’s Office Against Impunity (FECI), has been archived at the Public Department MP since the prosecutor left the country.
“It confirmed what I had begun to investigate, and Consuelo Porras stopped with my departure: the link between a Russian conspiracy and top Guatemalan public officials,” Sandoval said on Friday, November 18. “Over time, it turns out that the current administration is in favor of those who want to go with impunity,” he said.
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