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).
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.