FBI Miami
Public Affairs Specialist Jim Marshall
(754) 703-2000
September 9, 2019

FBI Announces an Arrest for Extortion

The FBI announces the arrest of Reynaldo VERDE, 46, of the country of Belize, by complaint for his alleged interference with commerce by means of extortion and attempted extortion.

VERDE, who is the assistant Commissioner for the Department of General Sales Tax for the Government of Belize, was arrested without incident by the FBI at Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

His initial appearance is anticipated to be today, September 9, 2019, in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

The complaint detailing the charges can be found in PACER under the Southern District of Florida in due time.

Customs and Border Protection assisted during the arrest.

The FBI continues its investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.