Santo Domingo, RD.
The Attorney General’s Office revealed that a total of 10 were arrested for alleged acts of corruption by the past government of Danilo Medina and the Dominican Liberation Party.
Those arrested are Fernando Aquilino Rosa Rosa, former president of the Reformed Companies Patrimonial Fund (Fonper), who was detained at his residence in Santiago province.
Also the former Minister of Public Health, Lorenzo Wilfredo (Freddy) Hidalgo Núñez, and the former director general of the Office of Supervisory Engineers of State Works (Oisoe) Francisco Pagán.
The list released by the PGR with former officials and alleged front men arrested for corruption includes Carmen Magalys Medina Sánchez, former vice president of Fonper, and her brother Juan Alexis Medina Sánchez.
The list of ten is completed by Aquiles Alejandro Cristofer Sánchez, Julián Esteban Suriel Suazo, José Dolores Santana Carmona, Rafael Antonio Germosén Andújar and Domingo Antonio Santiago Muñoz.
“The arrests were coordinated by the Special Prosecutor for the Persecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca), headed by Assistant Attorney Wilson Camacho, with the support of the General Directorate of Persecution of the Public Ministry and its head, the deputy attorney Yeni Berenice Reynoso,” says a press release released tonight.
Investigators called the operation “Operation Anti Octopus.”
The defendants were transferred to the preventive prison that operates in the building that houses the National District Prosecutor’s Office and whose security is under the control of the New Model of Penitentiary Management.
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