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Odebrecht appeals to begin

Those involved in the Odebrecht bribe case have until 29 June 2017, to appeal their preventive custodial sentences handed down by Supreme Court Judge Francisco Ortega. The men are accused of taking bribes, illegal enrichment, money laundering and criminal association.

The defense attorneys of former Minister of Industry and Commerce Temístocles Montás; former Minister of Public Works Víctor Díaz Rúa; attorney Conrad Pittaluga; former president of the Senate, Andrés Bautista; former deputy Ruddy González, former administrator of the Dominican Public Electricity Corporation (CDEEE) César Sánchez; and the former administrator of the Dominican Hydroelectricity Generation Company (Egehid) Máximo De Óleo, if they wish to appeal, will deposit their requests with the secretary’s office of the Supreme Court.

As the appeals will be filed individually, even though the preventive custody measures were handed down at one single hearing, these can be heard on an individual basis.

Carlos Salcedo, lawyer for Bautista, said that his appeal is ready for submission. As reported, the lawyers for Temístocles Montás said they will file this week, citing a lack of proof and violation of the law that states you are presumed innocent until proven guilty as well as the principle of the proportionality of the coercive measures.

The former administrator of the CDEEE César Sánchez is still in hospital at the Centro Médico Dominicano, having been admitted on Sunday, 18 June 2017 with a 40 degree fever and blood in his urine. He was referred there by the prison doctor, Xiomara Reyes, following deterioration in his condition in Najayo jail.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

June 20, 2017

Category: DR News |

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