From a press release:
Washington, DC- Congressman David Rivera (FL-25) joined three of his House colleagues to express concern, and call for action from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the Consulate General of Venezuela in Miami, Livia Antonieta Acosta Noguera.
“It has recently come to our attention that Ms. Antonieta, assigned to the Venezuelan consul in Miami since March 2011, has been linked to a potential cyber attack on the United States involving affiliates of the Iranian, Cuban, and Venezuelan regimes,” Congressman Rivera, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18), Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-21) and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-13) wrote to Secretary Clinton.
Antonieta was featured in the Univision Network documentary, “The Iranian Threat” (“La Amenaza Iraní”). According to the documentary, when she served as the vice secretary at the Venezuelan embassy in Mexico in 2008, she interacted with members from the Iranian and Cuban embassies and extremist students from the Universidad Autónoma of Mexico to coordinate a cyber attack against the U.S. government, and critical infrastructure systems at the White House, FBI and CIA.
“If true, these actions demonstrate Livia Antonieta’s willingness to undermine U.S. interests and the potential threat to our national security posed by Livia Antonieta’s activities. With this in mind, we respectfully request the Department of State to investigate these allegations, and if found true, declare her a persona non grata and require her immediate departure from the United States,” the letter reads.