More names, companies in Tucanogate
Santo Domingo.- Samuel Pereyra Rojas, nephew of Mirabal province senator Luis Renee Canaan and linked to Tucanogate, has been a financial and legal advisor to Luis Abinader, former presidential candidate of the Modern Revolutionary opposition PRM party in the May 15 elections.
Outlet acento.com.do reports that Pereyra signed as part of Abinader’s group of lawyers in various suits and/or complaint.
The lawyer also figures as Managing Lawyer of the Pereyra García Leger law firm, at the address listed as Luis. F Thomen No. 429, in El Millon in Santo Domingo.
According to the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s (pepca) original case file, Pereyra owns the company Saperofa, used to channel the alleged the US$3.52 million in bribes to Canaan.
The documents provided by Brazilin prosecutors to Dominican counterparts indicate that in addition to Saperofa, also figure 4D Business Group SA, owned by Daniel Aquino Mendez and Daniel Aquino Hernández and Ferrboc, owned by the senator’s uncle Luis Rene Santos Perez and Sonia Imnaculada Rojas Tabar, among other relatives.
According to the outlet, the money received by those companies were delivered by EMBRAER’s US subsidiary, Embraer Representation LLC,), with the participation of executives. Eduardo Munhos de Campos, Orlando José Ferrerira Neto, Luiz de Almeida Júnior Acir Padilha, Phillip Albert Close, Luiz Alberto Da Fonseca Lage, Luiz Eduardo Zorzenon Fumagalli, Eduardo Augusto Fagundes Fernandes, Ricardo Marcelo Bester and the lobbyist Elio Moti Sonnenfeld.
“After extensive research in the National Intellectual Property Office (Onapi) website, the company identified as Saperofa couldn’t be found. While the registry of 4D Business Group, established for real estate purchase and sales expired in 2015,” Acento reports, adding that the registry of the company Ferrboc established as agribusiness, also expired in 2014.
Aug 15, 2016
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