DominicanToday.com - Dominican Republic’s energy czar has donated RD$6 million to foundations of legislators, and the catholic and evangelical churches since 2008, has to 43 relatives with high salaries on the Dominican State-owned Electrical Companies (CDEEE) payroll, and a list of advisers which includes president Leonel Fernandez’s brother, Delcio Andújar Reyna, with RD$126,000, despite residing in the United States.
The journalist Nuria Piera reports that among CDEEE executive vice president Radhamés Segura’s advisers is ruling PLD party leader Carlos Amarante, with RD$100,000; Jose Antonio Guzmán Alvarez, with RD$200,000, and Ana Altagracia Hernandez Liriano, with RD$160,000, Héctor Rosario Hernandez, ex executive director of Puerto Rico’s Energy Authority, with US$6,928.
Among the donations figure US$320,583.66to the Office of the Archbishop of Santo Domingo, US$10,000 for president Fernandez’s Global Foundation; RD$400,000 to the foundation of the deputy Manuel Jiménez; RD$875,000 for Rogelio Genao’s; RD$100,000 for Ruddy González’; one million pesos for the Foundation Youth 2000, and Kenya Bisono RD$800,000.
In deputy Jiménez’s case he said they really received only RD$400,000, and that can provide details as to how his organization he presides spent "peso per peso."
Genao, the minority opposition PRSC party spokesman, said his father’s foundation received RD$50,000 from the CDEEE, "and not RD$875,000 as Nuria said in her program and I can show documents."
Piera revealed a study by Bernardo Castellanos that found a 52.74% increase in personnel of the electrical companies since 2004, raising the payroll from RD$84 million to RD$400 million, and to 8,862 employees.
She said the CDEEE pays advisers wages to lawyers, PLD leaders, journalists, engineers and even business leaders, and nearly RD$100 million between 2007 and April, 2009 to international consultants and personalities.