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Brazil issues warrant for top advisor of Dominican Republic leader

Santo Domingo.- Brazilian judicial authorities have issued an arrest warrant against publisher Joao Santana, as part of that country’s Petrobras corruption scandal, reports.

Santana, who reportedly is Dominican president Danilo Medina’s main strategist for the reelection campaign, is the leading marketing consultant for Brazil’s Workers Party (PT) and was a political campaign strategist for Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff.

He also advised former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the late president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez; president Nicolas Maduro and El Salvador president Mauricio Funes.

The arrest warrant includes his wife and partner Monica Santana.

“However neither of them have been captured, because they are in Dominican Republic working in the reelection campaign of President Danilo Medina,” the outlet reports

In May 2015 it emerged that Santana was being investigated for alleged money laundering. At that time it was claimed that (US)$16 million would have earned Brazil with which benefited the PT for Rousseff’s campaign.

In the Dominican capital

As of Monday morning Dominican Republic’s Justice Ministry Prisons Dept. said Santana doesn’t figure on the list of people being held.

Source: DT

Feb 22, 2016

Category: DR News |

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