The group extorted banks and machines for 30 million monthly.

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Santo Domingo, DR: Ramón Emilio Jiménez Collie (Mimilo) confessed that the structure that made irregular charges to sports banks, lottery, and slot machines in grocery stores generated between 15 and 30 million pesos per month.

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“The structure charged between 15 and 30 million pesos at least, that was what Fernando Crisóstomo reported, he reported it grossly, but Fernando put 8,000,000 and up to 9,000,000 million in operating expenses and he gave the rest to me,” he said. The main informer of the Calamar case.

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According to the interrogation of the Public Ministry, only Jiménez Collie received 17 million “clean” pesos per month.

“On average, they gave me about 17 million clean pesos a month,” Jiménez Collie said as part of the interrogation, to which Listín had access.

When asked what the project that he presented to the then Minister of Finance, Donald Guerrero, for the management of lottery, sports, and slot machine banks consisted of, he said it was “a project to avoid all the collusion of the spectrum of the banks that existed in the country, which included sports and lottery banks, and grocery stores, where there were slot machines. We tried to bring this as much as possible to the regularization and to improve the income for this concept in the treasury and the General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII); for these purposes, Fernando Crisóstomo elaborated a plan that included hiring vans and the participation of inspectors from the Ministry of Finance. Later collection management was wanted to be carried out with benefit; That, in principle, was the goal¨.

The project materialized differently than expected. “One thing was what was planned and quite another how it ended up happening,” he said. He pointed out that the idea of creating “the program” of the betting benches came from Fernando Crisóstomo, who gave it to José Arturo Ureña and later shared it with Donald Guerrero.

¨Fernando was the one who ran the entire program; they were very hermetic; what I found out was because I investigated it, and on top of that, Chalas Guerrero (Donald Guerrero’s cousin, according to Mimilo) knew what he wanted and how he had access With the Minister of Finance, Donald Guerrero, Fernando Crisóstomo brought the initial resources for the project from a man named Rafael Rodríguez (Neno), but the person who had contact with that person was Fernando Crisóstomo, it was agreed that it would be 25 million, not I have details of how he agreed to the delivery¨, said the main informer.

However, the initial investment was 21 million, of which he, Fernando, and José Arturo shared between 6 and 7 million pesos.

When the MP questioned him how the profits of the structure were distributed, he said that Crisóstomo obtained between one million and 1.7 million, the same amount that fell to Ureña, so there was almost always between 8,000,000 and 11,000,000 million left over ¨that I (Mimilo) I stayed with them, that was clean for me, I took that for myself. This scheme I am narrating lasted about 12 or 14 months in that first stage¨.

The money was given to him by Crisóstomo in his office on Winston Churchill Avenue, and for four or five months, he began to provide it to José Arturo Ureña, who had been hired to help with the business.

But when Crisóstomo left the structure, everything vanished because he had the documents linked to the business. Then, they contacted Sergio Moya, whom he had known for years when he also bet on games of chance, but when he took over the business, he lowered his expenses and gave Mimilo about three million pesos a month.

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