The deputy attorney general Wilson camacho highlighted this Thursday that the Public Ministry is prepared to know the request for coercion to those arrested during the Operation Coral 5G and that, as more evidence is gathered, it will bring anyone involved in the case to court.
“The Public Ministry, I repeat, to the extent that it collects the evidence, it will present to the courts any person who has evidence that they have committed a criminal offense in this Coral 5G operation,” said the head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Persecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca).
He recalled that some people who were mentioned in the first version of the Coral Case are now being processed in this second part, which is the Coral 5G Case.
Camacho, who heads the team that represents the Public Ministry at the hearing, stressed that it is an open investigation in which the raids and interrogations can continue and in which they will continue to carry out all the necessary steps to gather information and process everyone who is linked to the case.
“We, firstly have a standard for the processing of all cases, and secondly we have the conviction that there should be no place where corruption can be hidden in the Dominican Republic, wherever we have evidence that an act of corruption was committed, we go to prosecute those responsible, “he stressed.
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He emphasized that “there is one thing that has to be clear, gentlemen, in the Dominican Republic there are no longer untouchables, in the Dominican Republic no one is above the law, and anyone who has evidence that the Public Ministry has committed a crime will be presented before the courts ”.
When interviewed by journalists at the Ciudad Nueva Palace of Justice, after the hearing was postponed for next week, Camacho insisted that the Public Ministry has been ready to hear about this measure of coercion since it was deposited. “Today the hearing was postponed because one of the defendants has no defender and the court, to protect the right of defense, decided to postpone the hearing for next Tuesday, at 9:00 in the morning.”
“We are ready today and we will be more than ready for next Tuesday to hear about this coercion hearing,” he said.
Judge Kenya Romero, of the Judicial Office of Permanent Attention Services of the National District, ordered the postponement of the hearing that will be known between Tuesday, November 30 and Wednesday, December 1, starting at 9:00 in the morning , in the absence of the defense of Kelman Santana
The Public Ministry deposited the request for a coercion measure along with more than 700 pieces of evidence that link the defendants to the network of administrative corruption dismantled with Operation Coral 5G.
The measure was requested against Generals Juan Carlos Torres Robiou (FARD), Julio Camilo de los Santos (FARD) and Boanerges Reyes Batista (ARD), as well as the Captain Franklin Antonio Mata Flores (ARD), Colonels Carlos Augusto Lantigua Cruz, Yehudy Blandesmil Guzmán Alcántara, Miguel Ventura Pichardo (FARD) and Lieutenant Colonel Erasmo Roger Pérez Núñez (FARD).
Also, against Lieutenant Colonel Kelman Santana Martínez (ERD) and Major José Manuel Rosario Pirón (PN). Likewise, First Lieutenant Jehohanan Lucía Rodríguez Jiménez, César Félix Ramos Ovalle and Esmeralda Ortega Polanco.
The application order includes bank documents, property titles, immovable property that has been confiscated and a series of probative elements.
In this case, the prosecutors Mirna Ortiz, Pepca’s litigation coordinator; Miguel Collado, María Melenciano, Jonathan Pérez, Emmanuel Ramírez, Arolin Lemos Féliz, Melvin Romero.
The group of defendants from Operation Coral 5G is guarded by the prison system in the Center for Attention and Deprivation of Provisional Liberty (Caplip) of the Ciudad Nueva Palace of Justice.
The corruption network dismantled with the Coral and Coral 5G operations moved at least 4,500 million pesos, the Public Ministry has established during the investigation.
To date, some 125 properties have been occupied by military corps officers, including generals.
Operation Coral 5G was carried out with 49 raids in the National District and the Santo Domingo, Santiago and La Vega provinces, in a synchronized action, led by the deputy prosecutors Yeni Berenice Reynoso and Wilson Camacho, responsible for the General Directorate of Persecution of the Ministry Public and Pepca.
These new actions against administrative corruption are in addition to those carried out by Operation Coral, for which, since last May, several members of the National Police and military organizations have been in preventive detention for 18 months.