The general director of Government Ethics and Integrity (DIGEIG), Milagros Ortiz Bosch.
The general director of Ethics and Government Integrity (Digeig), Milagros Ortiz Bosch, requested this Friday the Attorney General of the Republic, Miriam Germán, to carry out an “exhaustive” investigation of the councilor of the municipality of Higüey, Leonte Torres.
The councilor has been in the eye of the storm after his statements that all the politicians who come to power in the country use the positions they occupy to “look for money.”
Ortiz Bosch indicated in a letter sent to the highest representative of the Public Ministry that the request is made with the intention that the Attorney General’s Office rule out or reveal Torres’s participation in prevarication, bribery, influence peddling or any other crime that he may have allegedly committed in the exercise of his functions.
He assured, according to a statement from Ethics and Government Integrity that the declarations of the councilor Leonte Torres on the 8th of this month were not an excess of sincerity, but an ignominious justification of everything that is currently fighting to eradicate the government. .
“No, society does not accept acts of corruption as normal, nor does the Special Prosecutor for Administrative Corruption (Pepca), in its management, tolerate them. The great feat of a criminal is to evade the mechanisms of persecution, but never to make fun of it publicly “, said the adviser to the Executive Power.
The governing body on Ethics and Transparency recalled that Torres publicly expressed “without shame or shame” that he is not the father of the country, and that he would not deny receiving an amount of money to manage the approval of permits by the other councilors to the authorization of a gas station.
In addition, in the document sent to the attorney Germán by the Digeig, it indicates that the councilor is a public official, an employee of the people who elected him, to whom he must render accounts, in addition, he maintains that the country is not the same as a year ago .
As a result of the commotion caused by the comment, the mayor said in another video that his statements were edited. The councilor said that, during his intervention in the space, that he was guiding the population about land permits that were granted to a company, allegedly, in an irregular manner.