• Short Summary

    EX-PRESIDENT MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ OF VENEZUELA IS TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A CARACAS JAIL AFTER BEING EXTRADITED FROM THE UNITED STATES.

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    EX-PRESIDENT MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ OF VENEZUELA IS TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A CARACAS JAIL AFTER BEING EXTRADITED FROM THE UNITED STATES.HE FACES CHARGES OF EMBEZZLING 13 MILLION DOLLARS WHILE IN OFFICE.HE IS BEING HELD IN AN AIR CONDITIONED, ISOLATED CELL, COMPLETE WITH TELEVISION.MAXIMUM SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN.

    HE WAS EXTRADITED FROM THE U.S.YESTERDAY.HE FLEW FROM MIAMI IN A CHARTERED DC-6B WITH A VENEZUELAN POLICE ESCORT AFTER THE U.S.SUPREME COURT HAD TURNED DOWN HIS APPEAL.COUNSEL FOR COLONEL JIMENEZ HAD PLEADED THAT THE CHARGED WERE POLITICAL, NOT CRIMINAL, AND THAT HE WAS ENTITLED TO ASYLUM.

    AT MIAMI AIRPORT, THE 49-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRESIDENT WAITED IN HIS CAR WHILE HIS LAWYERS ATTEMPTED FURTHER APPEALS, BUT IN VAIN.HE TALKED BRIEFLY TO OFFICIALS BEFORE BOARDING THE AIRCRAFT, AND THEN GAVE A PARTING WAVE TO REPORTERS AND CAMERAMEN.AS HE CLIMBED INTO THE AIRCRAFT, HE TOLD A LAWYER THAT HE WOULD SEE HIM AGAIN "IF I LIVE LONG ENOUGH."
    COL.JIMENEZ RULED VENEZUELA FROM 1952 UNTIL 1958 WHEN HE FLED THE COUNTRY TO SETTLE IN MIAMI WITH HIS FAMILY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA79HGJ2AVHJ6VD9VB7P234C1QB
    Media URN:
    VLVA79HGJ2AVHJ6VD9VB7P234C1QB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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