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High court deals a ´hard blow´ to Dominican Republic´s fight on corruption

Santo Domingo.- The Supreme Court again cleared senator Felix Bautista on charges he embezzled millions of dollars when he headed the State Works Supervisory Engineers Office (OISOE).

Wednesday´s ruling drew an immediate response from Justice minister Francisco Dominguez, who called it a blow in the fight on corruption and that the high court “doesn’t deserve the slightest credibility.”

“With much pain but the Supreme Court doesn’t deserve the slightest credibility in this case. I don’t believe in its impartiality, I don’t believe in its interest in finding the truth and I think they’ve ´dealt a hard blow to democracy in the Dominican Republic in this case and in others I´ve mentioned because it´s not just this one,” Dominguez said, but didn’t specify if he´d appeal.

In a subsequent statement, the Justice Ministry said in the case against Bautista, José Elías Hernández, Bolívar Ventura, Carlos Manuel Ozoria, Grisel Araceli Soler, Soraida Abreu Martínez and Bienvenido Bretón Medina, the Supreme Court doesn’t deserve any confidence.

Source: DT

Oct 23, 2015

Category: DR News |

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