August 22, 2018 / 7:30 PM / 2 months ago

Former banker pleads guilty in U.S. to role in laundering embezzled PDVSA funds

Aug 22 (Reuters) - A former executive with Swiss bank Julius Baer pleaded guilty on Wednesday for his role in a billion-dollar scheme to launder money embezzled from the Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Matthias Krull, 44, a German national who is a former Julius Baer Panama vice chairman, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the department said in a statement.

Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington

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