Santo Domingo, DR: The most notable figures in the command composition at its highest level, during the governments of former President Danilo Medina, have ended up on the court’s bench under serious administrative corruption charges.
The former Minister of Finance, Donald Guerrero, and the former Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ramón Peralta, were imposed with 18 months of preventive detention, as they were linked in the case of Operation Squid, the mandatory review of the measure of coercion next July 4.
After issuing a measure of coercion against her to be carried out at the Najayo-Men’s Correction and Rehabilitation Center of the Permanent Attention Court of the National District, Judge Kenya Romero of the Permanent Attention Court of the National District classified the case as complex.
The magistrate ordered that Judge Patricia Padilla of the Second Investigating Court of this jurisdiction hear the mandatory review of the measure of coercion issued to former officials of the past government of Danilo Medina, whose judge will have control of the investigations.
On her side, the deputy attorney, Yeni Berenice Reynoso, said that the judge’s decision corroborates what the Public Ministry has told about the seriousness and forcefulness of the investigation against those accused of acts of corruption.
“The court rejected all the incidents that had been raised by the defense bar, the motions for annulment, exclusion, non-assessment of witnesses; all these petitions were rejected by the court,” said the director of Persecution.
Likewise, Judge Kenya Romero ordered the house arrest of the former presidential candidate of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), Gonzalo Castillo, and the payment of an economic guarantee of 20 million pesos, under the modality of contract and exit impediment, without judicial authorization.
Meanwhile, the former General Comptroller of the Republic, Daniel Omar Caamaño, who has the lawyer Carlos Olivares in his defense, will be prevented from leaving the country and the payment of an economic guarantee of four million pesos under the contracting modality.
The former director of the State Sugar Council (CEA), Luis Miguel Piccirilo, was placed under house arrest and prevented from leaving the country.
The accused, Aldo Antonio Gerbasi Fernández, was imposed the payment of an economic guarantee of 5 million pesos under the contracting modality and impediment to leaving the country without authorization.
On his side, the lawyer Ángel Lockward was placed under house arrest, periodic presentation, prohibition to leave the country, and the payment of an economic guarantee of 7 million pesos in cash.
In the case of Claudio Silver Peña, he must comply with house arrest, payment of an economic guarantee, and a ban on leaving the country.
Alejandro Antonio Constanzo Sosa has applied for house arrest, payment of an economic guarantee of 1 million pesos in cash, and an impediment to exit.
Roberto Santiago Moquete Ortiz: house arrest and prevented from leaving, and Ana Linda Fernández Paola, house arrest, with authorization to go to all medical check-ups due to his state of health.
While Ramón David Hernández was imposed systematic presentation on the 30th of each month, a ban on leaving the country, and payment of an economic guarantee of one million pesos, his wife, Yahaira Brito Encarnación, is prohibited from leaving the country and has to pay financial security. To Marcial Reyes, house arrest, the prohibition against going, and Emir José Fernández de Paola, house arrest impedes leaving and payment of an economic guarantee of two million pesos under the contracting modality.
To Oscar Arturo Chalas Guerrero, periodic presentation, prohibition of leaving, arrest at his home, and the guarantee of one million pesos.
Julian Omar Fernández Figueroa was prevented from leaving and was under house arrest. Rafael Parmenio Rodríguez Bisonó, periodic presentation on the 30th of each month and prohibition from going.
Agustín Mejía Ávila, payment of an economic guarantee of RD$500,000, an impediment to exit, and house arrest. To Víctor Matías Encarnación Montero, the amount of a monetary deposit of RD$3 million barrier to the door and house arrest.
attack on court
Upon leaving the court, the defense of the defendant José Ramón Peralta, Santiago Rodríguez, and Emery Rodríguez described the court’s decision to impose preventive detention on their client as an “outrage.”