SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic.- Crews which detect and eliminate electrical fraud have uncovered irregularities worth some RD$50 million in the last 2 months, including illegal connections found in the homes of the ex- Major Leagues ball players Raul Mondesí and Jose Rijo.
For the presumed fraud uncovered in the multimillionaire ex- big leaguer’s residence and deputy-elect for the governing PLD party in this southern province, Mondesí was fined RD$150,000, which has yet to be paid, said of the National Electrical Fraud Elimination Support Program (Paef) PR Jorge Peguero. Mondesí’s and Rijo’s residences are in their native San Cristóbal.
In Rijo’s case, he was slapped a $67,766 peso fine, the official said, adding that the irregularities consisted in that major appliances and heaters had separate connections, which kept the electric meter from measure the real consumption.
Peguero stressed that in the last days crews have conducted operations, supported by helicopters, to detect transformers and high tension cables in the ceilings of houses and large residential properties according to the Paef oficial, the other companies where illegal connections detected to hide the real energy consumption are Helados Manresa (ice cream), Ferretería Haché (hardware store) avenue John F. Kennedy; Cítricos Dominicanos, William Salazar (summer house), the farm of Juan Antonio Rosario Polanco, and the farm Marbella.
According to the list provided by Paef, electric fraud was also detected in the farms of Rafael Lora, Luis Haché, Pedro Musa, Eladio Pérez, Franklin López and Darío Ciprián.
In addition, Electrocasa Leandro Féliz, tower Génesis, residential Cordero, Inversiones y Negocios S.A., Seminario El Buen Pastor, tower Naragua III, Telecable San Cristóbal, Discoteca Foxes, Supermercado Marjorie, residential Ivett I, condominium El Trébol.
Also restaurant Pepinos, Autoventa S.A., the apartments 502, 701 and 202 of the tower Fabré II, Solitex S.A., bakery La Francesa, among others.