Who is David Rivera, the former Republican congressman who was arrested and charged with illegally acting as a “foreign agent” for Venezuela in the United States.

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Rivera was a member of the House of Representatives between 2011 and 2012.

David Rivera is suspected of receiving millions of dollars for efforts to try to bridge the gap between the government of Donald Trump in the United States and the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. Now he could end up in jail.

Rivera, a former Republican congressman who was born in New York but has lived for decades in Florida, was arrested Monday in Atlanta, Georgia, after being charged by prosecutors with various charges, including illegally serving as a “foreign agent” for the government. Maduro in the United States.

Other charges included “conspiracy against the United States” and participation in illegal financial activities, including money laundering..

Along with Rivera, Esther Nover, a former political consultant who was also involved in these failed efforts that occurred in 2017, is being investigated.

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