Lawyer: There is no evidence that the US allegations against the Venezuelan President involve the use of cryptocurrencies

Zycrypto reported that Alysa D. Erichs, acting deputy director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, explained at a press conference that senior Venezuelan government leaders are using cryptocurrencies for illegal drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism-related activities. Experience Legal lawyer Ashok Ayyar stated that "Maduro and other defendants have not been charged with directly involving cryptocurrencies."

Although in a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, Erichs mentioned that HSI will actively identify, lock in and investigate individuals who violate U.S. law, use the financial system and hide behind cryptocurrencies to advance their illegal criminal activities, The criminal charges of et al did not directly mention the use of cryptocurrencies or blockchain. Coinsource's general counsel Arnold Spencer said there were no charges in the indictment involving Petro or other cryptocurrencies.