Failed bank’s ex chief claims ailments, delays start of US$600M fraud case - Diarrhea, backaches and a vertebra hernia are just some of the ailments which according to the medical certificate, the former banker Manuel Arturo Pellerano complains of in the last few months and which have delayed the start of the trial for alleged fraud of around RD$22 billion (US$600 million).

Pellerano, who was president of the failed bank Bancredito, is in in Najayo prison (south) since November last year, serving an eight year sentence for another case of fraud against that bank’s depositors.

The new trial was slated to begin on March 11 but 10 hearings have passed so far in which the ex banker has sent six medical certificates for different physical ailments which his doctors say prevent his presence.

For the Banks Superintendence and the Central Bank Pellerano’s tactic seeks to delay the start of the process. He entered to the Hospiten private health center diagnosed “with chronic CEAP IV venous insufficiency,” states the medial certificate.

Meanwhile National District Appellate Court judges Sarah Veras, Daira Medina and Ingrid Fernandez scheduled the next hearing for January 22.


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