U.S. Embassy Official Removed In Alleged Sex-For-Visas Scandal
The State Department acknowledged last weekthat one of its officials is the target of a probe over allegations of improprieties relating to a Consular Officer formerly assigned to Georgetown, Guyana without providing further details. Local media are also claiming the official, who was recently withdrawn from normal duties pending completion of an official investigation,associated with drug lords as part of his visa scam.
The scandal began when executives and tourists complained that their visa applications were being held up, and local media began reporting that a visa official was demanding bribes and sex in exchange for visas.
The Daily Caller has identified the suspect as Edy Zohar Rodrigues Duran, formerly of Mission, Texas, and currently living in Falls Church, Virginia.