According to a decree published in the Venezuelan Official Gazette, former deputy Finance Minister Jesús Bermúdez was also disqualified
Venezuelan Official Gazette No. 39,755, dated September 12, issued a resolution by the Comptroller General Office according to which former Finance Minister Tobías Nóbrega was disqualified to hold public office for a 15-year period.
The Comptroller General also banned former deputy Finance Minister Jesús Bermúdez from holding public office for a 15-year period.
Nóbrega was the Venezuelan Minister of Finance between 2002 and 2004 and the sanction was imposed due to administrative irregularities in the sale of two buildings during his tenure as minister. Last year, the Comptroller General Office ordered the former official to pay a compensation of VEB 7 million (USD 1.63 million).
Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.