President sets up commission to investigate casino case
President Danilo Medina has now become involved in the case of the Dream gambling corporation and has set up a commission made up of several state security members given the repercussions that the case could have on foreign investment.
National District prosecutor, Yeni Berenice Reynoso, Police chief Major General Manuel Castro Castillo, Attorney General Francisco Dominguez Brito and other members of the commission will produce a report about the company owned by Canadian businessman Michael Degroote.
The commission was set up following a report from the administrator of casinos, Fernando Arturo Baez Guerrero, which showed that Dream Casinos Corporation employed more than 1,500 people who may lose their jobs due to the actions of Canadian brothers Antonio and Francisco Carbone, also partners in the venture.
The media has reported that Degroote did not want to continue investing in the country as the Carbone brothers, via Dream Corporation and the casinos had misappropriated his funds to the tune of US$107 million.
Antonio Carbone is currently under arrest and is on remand in La Victoria jail and there is an arrest warrant out for his brother, Francisco and for Andres Khan.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
February 3, 2015
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