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NAME: Eustiquio José Lugo Gómez
DOB: March 9, 1964
POB: Caracas, Venezuela
HAIR COLOR: Gray
EYE COLOR: Brown
SCARS, TATTOOS, OR MARKS: Unknown
Eustiquio José Lugo Gómez is a former Brigadier General of the Venezuelan National Guard. Lugo
Gómez was the Vice Minister of Finance, Investment, and Strategic Alliance in the Ministry of Electricity
while Luis Alfredo Motta Dominguez was Minister. Lugo Gómez was also the procurement director at
the National Electricity Corporation (Corpoelec).
Lugo Gómez was sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on June 27, 2019, pursuant
to Executive Order 13692, Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to
the Situation in Venezuela. On the same date, Lugo Gómez was indicted for conspiracy to commit
money laundering and laundering of monetary instruments in the Southern District of Florida.
According to the indictment, Lugo Gómez and a coconspirator allegedly awarded three Florida-based
companies more than $60 million in procurement contracts with Corpoelec in exchange for bribes paid
to them or for their benefit. The indictment further alleges that the unlawful activity was a bribery
scheme that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and involved bribery offenses in Venezuela.
According to the charges, a substantial portion of the proceeds from the corrupt contracts was
laundered through U.S. financial institutions using bank accounts located in the Southern District of
The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the
arrest and/or conviction of Eustiquio José Lugo Gómez. If you have information and are located outside
of the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States,
please contact the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office in your city.
ALL IDENTITIES ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.
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