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6 Investigates Follow-Up: Whatever happened to the “Citgo 6?”

Posted at 5:44 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 20:57:48-05

Six Citgo executives, include one from Corpus Christi, remain jailed in Venezuela after their arrest in late 2017 at the hands of President Nicolas Maduro,​ who accused the men of various crimes against the state.

The six men included Alirio Zambrano, a VP at Citgo’s Corpus Christi refinery. Attempts to reach his family have been unsuccessful and the company is not answering – or even acknowledging – questions about Zambrano’s status or condition.

One outlet is reporting that a lawyer for the men is petitioning the U.S. government for help getting their release, as they’re being denied due process and the right to a speedy trial.

Another outlet is reporting that one of the six, former Citgo CEO Nelson Martinez, died in December while undergoing treatment for a “serious, chronic disease.”  

We will continue following this situation and reporting new developments.

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