Economy July 19, 2017 | 3:08 pm

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Industries want an anti-money laundering law with teeth

A. Taveras. File.

Santo Domingo.- Herrera and Santo Domingo Industries Association (AEIH) president Antonio Taveras on Wed. asked the authorities to fully enforce the new anti-laundering and terrorism financing Law 155-17, “with all its consequences.”

During a forum on the legislation’s impact on the business sector, Taveras said the controls on businesses makes it very important to put a stop to those who use illegal ways to become rich.

He said the legislation should be “universally enforced” and not only for some as other laws do. “This Law is very important because it establishes consequences for those who are illicitly enriched with public funds.”

Taveras said as a representative of industry he expects punishment for politicians and officials who profit from the people’s money and dodge taxes. “We want this law to have consequences, not only for business leaders.”

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