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Few AMET officers nabbed on shakedowns

Santo Domingo.- Three colonels, three majors and other Metropolitan Transit Authority (AMET) officers were arrested at the request of a commission which investigated “corruption and irregularities” with traffic fines, and who allegedly shakedown of agents assigned to a construction company where they were paid per diems.

The commission found that the senior officers forced the agents to ticket at least 10 motorists daily, which were then withdrawn without being processed to cover their steps, in exchange for “gifts.”

Among the detainees figure colonels Héctor Alejandro de los Santos, Ramón Morillo and Carlos Moisés Martínez, and mayors Gregory Dorian Bryan Pérez, Manuel Jacinto Reyes, and Francisco Jorge Rodríguez.

De los Santos and Morillo were ordered to spend 20 days in the Police Dept. jail for misconduct.

Martinez was jailed for 15 days whereas Jorge Rodriguez, Reyes and Perez will be held during 10 days.

Source: DT

Feb 2, 2016

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