The Dominican Republic media highlighted this Thursday that the expectation is growing in that Caribbean country, where a court in the capital, Santo Domingo, is expected to pass judgment in the trial that follows several public figures regarding the mega-case of corruption Odebrecht, unleashed almost five years ago.
The ruling will be announced this Thursday and comes after a ten-month trial in which the head of the Special Prosecutor for the Persecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca), Wilson Camacho, has requested prison for all the accused and the confiscation of assets. and bank accounts.
Camacho has said that he is convinced that there will be no impunity in this case and that the court must issue a conviction with the evidence provided by the Public Ministry.
The Public Ministry asked the judges in charge of the case for a sentence of ten years in prison for businessman Ángel Rondón, Odebrecht’s commercial representative.
He is accused of being the intermediary to deliver 92 million dollars in bribes to officials and legislators, which would serve for the Brazilian construction company to be favored with the award of public works.
The same penalty is expected for the former Minister of Public Works, Víctor Díaz Rúa, as well as seven years in prison for the lawyer and close collaborator Conrado Pittaluga.
In turn, five years in prison were requested for former official Roberto Rodríguez and former senators Andrés Bautista and Tommy Galán.
We can build the kind of society in which we want to live and in which we want our children to live. It is our responsibility to change the state of affairs that we have encountered; it is up to our generation to break the logic of prevailing impunity.
– Wilson Camacho (@WilsonCamachoP)
October 10, 2021
Meanwhile, the seven defendants asked justices Gisell Méndez, Tania Yunes and Jissel Naranjo to be found not guilty and therefore to be acquitted.
Against them there are charges of bribery, money laundering, illicit enrichment and falsification in the sworn declaration of assets, a charge that only applies to the two officials and two former legislators.
Iran for jail 23.7%
52.7% will be acquitted
I don’t know 23.7%
– Manuel Valdez Peña (@ ManuelValdezRD1)
October 14, 2021
In the Caribbean country, the bribery investigations began in December 2016 and the case reached the courts in June 2017.