Investment executive arrested for fraud in Puerto Plata

An arrest warrant has been issued in Puerto Plata against José Apolinar Rodríguez Ulloa, executive of the financial company, Inversiones al Día S.R.L., (INVERDISA), who is accused of violating the Monetary and Financial Law, Anti-Money Laundering Law and defrauding his depositors. According to the investigations carried out by public prosecutors, the amount involved in the […]

PRM president Andrés Bautista denies involvement in Odebrecht bribes scandal

Andrés Bautista, president of the Revolutionary Modern Party (PRM), has denied any involvement in the Odebrecht case, for which he is currently under arrest. He said that he had acted with transparency, honesty and determination for his whole life, and managed any public funds in the same manner. He said that his arrest was in […]

Senator Pared Pérez boasts he is clean in Odebrecht scandal

“What happened is that I walked through the mud, but no mud stuck on me,” said president of the Senate, Reinaldo Pared Pérez (PLD-National District) when asked to comment on observations from the Revolutionary Modern Party officials that his name should have been on the list of those arrested in the Odebrecht bribery case. Pared […]

Awaiting immunity outcome for deputy and senators

The president of the Chamber of Deputies Lucia Medina has sent the request from the Attorney General asking for the removal of the privileged immunity for the legislator Alfredo Pacheco (PRM-National District) to the disciplinary committee of the Chamber. Pacheco is one of those accused in the Odebrecht bribery scandal. The commission will hear the […]

Coercive measures in Odebrecht case to be announced today

It was originally announced that the coercive measures requested against the 10 people under arrest in the Odebrecht bribe scandal would be heard at 3 pm yesterday, Tuesday, 30 May, 2017, but judge Francisco Ortega Polanco postponed these for Wednesday, 31 May at 5pm. Attorney General, Jean Alain Rodríguez, had originally said they would be […]

Conjunctivitis outbreak is viral

The director of Public Health Management at the Ministry of Public Health, José Manuel Puello explained on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, that the probable causes of the conjunctivitis outbreak in the Dominican Republic are two viruses ¬ adenovirus and coxsackie. Puello explained that while many people believe that the actual eye secretions have to be […]

Chamber of Deputies eliminates child marriages from Civil Code

The Chamber of Deputies eliminated all language from the Civil Code that permitted legal marriage of minors. In the Dominican Republic anyone under 18 years is a minor. The deputies agreed with the conclusions of a report developed by the Justice Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, presided over by Henry Meran, that spelled out […]

Deputies want cooperatives excluded from Anti-Laundering Bill

Deputies representing several political parties rejected in the Tuesday, 30 May 2017 session, to vote in favor of the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism Bill because this establishes cooperatives will now fall under the regulation of the Superintendence of Banks. This is the same bill that had been passed in the Chamber of Deputies […]