Ex-Miami US Rep. David Rivera arrested in Venezuela probe


December 4, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela's socialist government was arrested Monday in connection with an ongoing federal criminal investigation, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

David Rivera, a Republican who served from 2011 to 2013, was arrested at Atlanta's airport, said Marlene Rodriguez, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami. She said Rivera was indicted by a Miami grand jury last month, but that document remains sealed and she could not discuss the charges.

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