Peravia Bank accused try for deals with the prosecutor
Several of the accused in the RD$3 billion Peravia Bank fraud case are trying to make a deal with the Public Prosecution Service and the monetary authorities. They are apparently offering to hand over some of their goods in exchange for a quick trial that will reduce or annul any jail time they might have to serve.
The El Nacional newspaper says that the bank’s vice president, Venezuelan Daniel Alejandro Morales Santoro, via his lawyer, has offered to return US$2 million to the savers, claiming that this was the sum he acquired via loans. However his cooperation is conditional on him testifying against the other accused in exchange for a deal, according to a source.
Meetings have also taken place between the lawyers and relatives of the accused Jorge Serret, Neson Serret and Yesenia Serret and prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso to try to reach a deal, but it fell at the first hurdle as the accused are denying the charges and the Public Prosecution Service is looking at jail terms of 20 years each if they won’t admit to them. The meeting was aimed at reducing their sentences on condition that they admit to the crimes of which they are accused.
Also in connection with the case, the National District Prosecution Service is now having to use cats to prevent rats from chewing the cables in the 50 vehicles which were confiscated from those accused of fraud.
Source: DR1, Elnacional
Sep 9, 2016
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