Ramirez must return to Venezuela to be subjected to criminal proceedings, for the alleged commission of fraudulent embezzlement and evasion of the bidding procedure.
In the request, Venezuelan authorities committed to judging Ramírez only for the aforementioned crimes.
"The requested will not be sentenced to death, life imprisonment, or infamous sentences or sentences of more than 30 years,” SCJ stated.
TSJ declara procedente solicitar a Italia extradición de Rafael Ramírez por peculado doloso declaró procedente la solicitud de extradición activa de Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (Eudis Girot el rastrillo, ya le metieron orden de captura a tu padrino financiero aguántate
“SCJ declared admissible the extradition request submitted to Italy against PDVSA former president Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño.”
“For that purpose, if applicable, the time that he may be detained in the Italian Republic will be taken into account, for this extradition procedure.”
Ramirez is under investigation due to irregularities in a contract, signed between PDVSA and the company Petrosaudi Oil Services, regarding gas drilling and extraction.
At that time, lawmaker Luis Parra filed a denounce claiming an excessive daily contract cancellation number. After that, a Caracas-based court issued an arrest warrant against Ramirez. The Interpol was also ordered to issue an international red notification.