Pressure mounts on PLD senator with US$385.0M deals in Haiti  – Pressure mounts on ruling party PLD senator Felix Bautista, when on Tuesday his party and congressional colleague urged him to clearly explain his contracts reported worth US$385.0 million with the Haitian Government for the construction of major works, and the Justice Minister warned that he would proceed if provided with evidence.


Senator Luis René Canaán said Bautista, senator for San Juan de la Maguana province, should provide proof of his innocence in his “transparent” manner, on the contracts in Haiti. “I feel that senator Felix Bautista has always been a transparent man.”

Justice minister Radhamés Jiménez said the lawmaker, one of president Leonel Fernandez’s closest collaborators, must explain to the country how he obtained the contracts and warned that if there was graft, the Justice Ministry will proceed, because it cannot react to speculations or rumors.

The official added that no formal accusation has been lodged against Bautista thus far. “If there’re concrete facts against a person, the Justice Ministry acts with objectivity, but not on simple rumor."


Dominican Watchdog Note | Corruption is the base of PLD, an outside investigation is needed of these NO-BID contracts! Nobody get USD 385 Million dollars of NO-BID contracts for free!!! Did Leonel get his cut...?

Go back | Date: 31 Mar 2012
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