The Government of the United States announced this Thursday sanctions against the businessmen Santiago José Morón Hernández and Ricardo José Morón Hernández, linked to the illegal businesses of Nicolás Maduro Guerra, son of the Venezuelan dictator.
The Morón brothers are accused of associating with the dictatorship in order to evade the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government. They are also accused of participating in various illegal businesses in association with Maduro Guerra.
The Treasury Department said the Morons are central figures in Venezuela’s gold industry and oversee the financial mechanism of an illicit gold plan involving the son of dictator Nicolas Maduro.
With these actions, the Treasury Department is freezing the assets that the brothers have in U.S. territory and prohibiting Americans from doing any kind of business with them.
“The United States is committed to attacking the people who facilitate and allow this corrupt regime while continuing to ignore the welfare of the Venezuelan people,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.