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Santo Domingo.- Agents searched the offices of Bayaguana township Wednesday afternoon and seized documents linked to the alleged embezzlement of around RD$15 million, as denounced by ruling party (PLD) councilman Renato Castillo, who was gunned down last week.

Justice Ministry Anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Guerrero said the authorities collected documents as part of the investigation into malfeasance of funds in Bayaguana City Hall, and that the Accounts Chamber also conducts a probe.

She said if evidence of corruption is found, the Justice Ministry will charge mayor Nelson Sosa (Opy), now being held for three month pre-trial detention for allegedly ordering Castillo’s murder.

"This is a different process for misappropriation of funds over a specific period from 2010 to 2014," the official said, interviewed on Z-101FM radio.

Also being held in connection with the murder are Prieto Cuello Soto and Severino Alberto (Cocky); and City Council employees Michael Bueno Peña (Michell) and Dauris de la Cruz, who allegedly hired the gunmen.

Funds provided by gold mine

On Tuesday Castillo’s widow Raysa Acosta said the RD$15 million were funds provided by the Barrick Gold to the city councils in the area of influence of the mine located at nearby Pueblo Viejo.

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7 comment(s)
Written by: DimeDRwarrior, 2 Jul 2014 6:33 PM
From: United States, Boston
Hang all 4 and the gunmen
Written by: laman00, 2 Jul 2014 6:45 PM
From: United States, Los Angeles CA.....THE CITY OF ANGELS....
Hanging them would be easy death, why not lynch them, since they are really good at it!!!!
Written by: josean, 2 Jul 2014 6:53 PM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE Alexis in Greece.......Pablo in Spain and.......Guillermo in DR!

Now raid FUNGLODE and you might be Amazed at what you find in NARCO Lie-onel's Monument to Corruption!

Written by: rokete, 2 Jul 2014 11:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((((((((((((((((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL ! ))))))))))))))))) VIVA PEDRO SANTANA !!!! Y RAFAEL LEONIDAS TRUJILLO MOLINA !!!

Public lynching is in order, so the community members can have participation at getting rid of that piece of shit !!

Written by: josean, 3 Jul 2014 7:24 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE Alexis in Greece.......Pablo in Spain and.......Guillermo in DR!

tambora ROT-knee when you decide on a vagina or testicles try it and see what happens to your PUNK little ass!

Written by: josean, 3 Jul 2014 7:29 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE Alexis in Greece.......Pablo in Spain and.......Guillermo in DR!

A must read!

Google ....................... (except Little Rickey who can't find sand in a desert)

OPINION: Los paradigmas y el crimen de Bayaguana

OPINION: Paradigms and the crime of Bayaguana

Written by: Ricardolito, 3 Jul 2014 12:11 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
No one knows if the widow is telling the truth or not but ,just as the mayor of la Romana has had to face justice and just as the mayor of Bani has been caught out so should this mayor .Local politics are grubby .
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