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Venezuela Accused Of Forging Maduro Assassination Plot Evidence

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July 02, 2014 AT 1:26 PM
Venezuelan officials used forged emails to accuse government adversaries of plotting to kill President Nicolas Maduro. Ruling Socialist Party leaders in May said a group of ardent government critics were preparing to "annihilate" Maduro as part of a planned coup, showing images of emails they said were evidence of the plot. According to the report released on Tuesday by Kivu Consulting, a private investigation firm hired by one of the accused, the images of the emails showed "many indications of user manipulation." Records subpoenaed from Google also showed that messages attributed to consultant Pedro Burelli had never actually been sent.