Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Venezuelan attorney general announced Friday that two former members of U.S. Special Forces have been sentenced to 20 years in prison for taking part in a raid to oust President Nicolás Maduro.
Tarek William Saab tweeted late Friday that Airan Berry, 42, and Luke Denman, 34, had admitted to having committed conspiracy, association, illicit trafficking of weapons of war and terrorism for "Operation Gideon," a plan of insurrection against Maduro.
Saab also wrote that dozens of other defendants will be tried.
Berry and Denman were involved in training dozens of Venezuelan military defectors in Colombia before the launch of Operation Gideon.
Maduro shared Denman's alleged confession during a news conference this spring.
Under interrogation Denman said he had worked with Jordan Goudrea, a former Green Beret who ran Silvercorp, a Florida-based firm that helped organize the mission.