Hugo Chavez Hit With $1 Billion Lawsuit By Boca Raton Businessman Nelson Mezerhane

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Chavez is now battling a $1 billion lawsuit in addition to cancer.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez had one crappy week.

First, reports surfaced that he is, in fact, not cancer-free but rather has only a few months to live. Then the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos drew attention to the horrible insecurity in Venezuela just as Chavez gears up for next year's elections.

Now a Venezuelan businessman is suing Hugo for $1 billion, claiming the socialist illegally took over his property.

Nelson J. Mezerhane filed the 124-page lawsuit on November 4 in federal court in Miami. Although Chavez isn't named as a defendant, just about everyone else in his administration is: prosecutors, judges, an attorney general, a justice minister, and the sovereign state of Venezuela to boot.

In the suit, Mezerhane claims that Chavez illegally took over his bank, Banco Federal, when the businessman refused to turn over his 20 percent stake in Globovision -- a powerful TV station often critical of the president.

The Venezuelan government says it seized the bank because of financial irregularities. But Mezerhane's lawyer, Pedro Martinez-Fraga, told the Associated Press that his client is a victim of political persecution.

"There was not a public purpose [for the property seizure], and you have to be compensated," Martinez-Fraga said. "There was none of that here."

Facing what Martinez-Fraga says are trumped-up charges, Mezerhane now lives in exile in Boca Raton.

The case resembles that of Eligio Cedeno, a Venezuelan banker and critic of Chavez who was imprisoned for three years without conviction. Amazingly, he sneaked out of the country on a glider in the middle of the night. He lives in Miami and is suing Venezuelan officials for several hundred millions of dollars.

Chavez's beef with Globovision hasn't gone away, either. His administration recently fined the station $2.1 million, in part for airing emotional interviews with inmates's relatives during a prison rebellion. Globovision's owner, Guillermo Zuloaga, fled to Miami last year after prosecutors accused him of usury and conspiracy.

In fact, walk into any bar in Brickell and you're bound to find a few Venezuelan bankers cursing Hugo's name. That could change after October's election, however, where Chavez faces a tight battle for the first time in 12 years.

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TrollTiem
TrollTiem

That guy is too fat to be a cancer patient. What a fake.

Herminio Fuenmayor
Herminio Fuenmayor

Motherfucker thieves defending another fuck1ng bastard without BALLLLZ to stay in Venezuela and fight for "democracy". The only thing el turquito will win in court is been fuckd by a fuck1ng nigga with big cock and made his dream come true saying all the time "yes hugo give me more commie cummmm..." L O L  Bunch on wankas...

YorkKristi35396543
YorkKristi35396543

Hugo Chavez Hit With $1 Billion Lawsuit By Boca Raton Businessman Nelson Mezerhane...@readers:disqus my classmate's sister-in-law makes $79 every hour on the internet. She has been laid off for 8 months but last month her check was $7212 just working on the internet for a few hours. Here's the site CashHuge. com

mario56
mario56

It's appropriate that such an asshole as Hugo Chavez has colon cancer.  May he rot in hell.

Herminio Fuenmayor
Herminio Fuenmayor

Al igual que tu puta mai cuando le demos "caNcer de cuca" con 5 negros violandosela...espero que no hayas dejado familia rata porque te la vamos a quebrar toitica, Pa' que seas serio, no como el turquito comemierda "Boca Raton Businessman Nelson Mezerhane" jajajajaja tronco de ladron siendo defendido por sus chulos mayaneros. PENDIENTE CON LA VIOLACION PUES....

Blue_Angel_23
Blue_Angel_23

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