U.S. judge allows confessions by Venezuela first lady's nephews
A U.S. judge on Wednesday declined to throw out the alleged confessions from two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, ruling they knew what they were doing when they spoke to U.S. agents after their arrest on narcotics charges.
Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas, 30, and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, 29, are scheduled to go on trial next month in federal court in New York City on charges they conspired to import cocaine into the United States.
Their statements to agents, as well as other material they sought to suppress, are expected to be introduced by prosecutors as key pieces of evidence.... read more
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