Economy July 22, 2022 | 9:19 am

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Dominican corruption, 108 charged; 62 companies

Santo Domingo.- The prosecution –Pepca- has charged 108 people and 61 companies through the Octopus, Coral, Medusa, and Lottery cases.

As the investigations progressed in the different cases of corruption that the Public Ministry has taken to court in the last almost two years, the number of defendants increased, which now amounts to more than one hundred.
Currently, there are a total of 169 defendants in the Pulpo, Coral, Medusa, and Lottery cases, of which 108 are individuals and 61 companies.

These processes involve military personnel, former officials, and other civilians, who are charged by the Specialized Prosecution Office for Administrative Corruption (Pepca) with embezzling billions of pesos from the State.

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Paul Tierney
July 22, 2022 9:59 am

Not surprised the numbers are so high. Reason: institutional corruption.

Peter Harris
July 23, 2022 8:32 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Yes. Which stems from societal corruption . This is typical among many countries. People of all ages – young & old – and different backgrounds ‘help each other out’ by ‘gifting’ . Even on election day , people are bribed. We blame the politicians but so many people are doing it .