Bogotá, Colombia – Zoomlion, a leading Colombian company specialized in tractors and agricultural implements, has filed a formal complaint against Milenis Daniela Bandres Pérez, a Venezuelan citizen with identity card 16.999.440, born on December 5, 1984 and native of Las Mercedes, Guárico state, Venezuela.
The company also accuses Venezuelan congressman José Leopoldo Matos of participating in an elaborate fraud scheme.
International Investigation Underway Against Bandres Perez, Identified with ID 16.999.440, and Venezuelan Congressman for Fraud against Colombian Company
Zoomlion has highlighted in its press release the central role of Bandres Perez in the scam and urges Venezuelan authorities to collaborate in the investigation. The company is seeking to recover assets believed to have been illegally transferred across the border.
This case highlights the challenges of cross-border economic crime and the need for international collaboration. Although Venezuela’s policies limit the extradition of its nationals, Zoomlion expects collaboration in the identification and recovery of the assets.
The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office is working together with its Venezuelan counterparts in the Bandres Perez investigation. The recovery of the stolen assets would be a significant step forward in the fight against corporate fraud and corruption in Latin America.
The case has captured the attention of important agricultural and livestock associations in the state of Guárico, Venezuela, including the Asociación Agropecuaria del Distrito Zaraza (AGRODIZA) and the Asociación de productores del sistema Guarico (APROSIGUA).
These organizations are following with interest the development of the Bandres Perez case, noting its impact on the agricultural sector and the regional economy.