Group demands indictments against corrupt Dominican Government officials - Before the recent denunciations of nepotism and “exaggerated increase” in the State-owned Electrical Companies (CDEEE) payroll, the Institutionalism and Justice Foundation (Finjus) Thursday demanded the filing of corruption charges.

Finjus vice president Servio Tulio Castaños advised the authorities to “not let escape this new opportunity to make energetic decisions, made with transparency,” and demanding that the Accounts Chamber, the Corruption Prevention Department (DPCA) and the Justice Ministry take to court “everyone in charge of corrupt practices, when their commitment to honesty falters and betrays the people’s confidence.”

Despite noting the “repeated denunciations of corrupt practices,” the jurist specified the recent scandals in the CDEEE and the now defunct Blackouts Reduction Program (PRA). “At present the media reports with ample details that in the CDEEE’s payroll figure at least 43 relatives of its Administrator, while a policy of expenses in this organization which has taken the institution to an acute budgetary deficit and an exaggerated increase in its payroll.”

CDEEE vice-president Radhamés Segura this week admitted having around 40 relatives on its payroll, after an exposé by the journalist Nuria Piera

Castaños also mentioned the PRA, whose ex director Marcos Lara was dismissed after Piera reported that several of his relatives and associates were being paid monthly wages as high as 120,000 pesos.


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