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Peravia bank execs embezzled RD$70.0M, Air Europa case

Santo Domingo.- Air Europa airline on Wednesday filed a complaint with the National District Office of the Prosecutor charging the bankrupt Peravia bank´s top executives of embezzling more than RD$70.0 million.

The lawsuit accuses bank president José Luis Santoro, Daniel Morales Santoro, Gabriel Jimenez Aray, all three foreigners, and the Dominicans Nelson Serret, Jorge Serret, Carlos Serret and Yesenia Serret Aponte of defrauding the airline.

It alleges that the airline opened an account with a balance of RD$63.0 million, according to a Banks Superintendence validation dated December 15, 2014.

Air Europa also alleges that, airline executives Guillermo Pañeda sent a missive to Peravia bank official Laura Sued on February 5, 2014, requesting the transfer of RD$20.0 million from their account to Citibank New York, but wasn’t carried out.

The complaint says the executives also conspired to defraud the airline.

The brothers Nelson, Jorge, Carlos and Yesenia Serret are in custody, whereas Santoro, Morales, and Jimenez Aray fled the country as soon the scandal broke, which prompted an international arrest warrant.

Source: DT

Nov 11, 2015

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