Ex officials charged with embezzling more than RD$52M

DominicanToday.com – The Anti-Corruption Department (DPCA) filed charges of corruption in the embezzlement of more than RD$52 million against the former head of the now defunct Blackouts Reduction Program (PRA) and three of its ex officials.

DPCA director Hotoniel Bonilla said former PRA director Marcos Lara Lorenzo, ex administrative director Saurio Rodriguez, former manager Nicolas Conception and ex head of Purchases Juan Castillo siphoned the agency´s funds to benefit relatives and associates.

Investigators confirmed that Lara used PRA money to buy materials to remodel the offices of his political organization, as well as to purchase and assign vehicles to close friends.

Bonilla also asked a coordinating judge assign a court to hear a motion for a criminal trial against the accused, who in his view embezzled the money using different ruses and modalities.

Go back | Date: 24 Mar 2010
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