Local August 29, 2011 | 4:40 pm

Ex Cincinnati Reds star Jose Rijo’s hotel raided in murder probe

Santo Domingo.- The Justice Ministry’s Anti-laundering Unit on Monday raided the Las Galeras Hotel in northeastern Samaná, owned by former Cincinnati Reds star pitcher Jose Rijo, in search of evidence against his associate, Matias Avelino Castro, accused of murdering the journalist Jose Silvestre, in La Romana (east).

Unit chief German Miranda said computer and physical evidence was gathered in that hotel, owned jointly by Castro and Rijo, has been interrogated several times.

He said whether the hotel will be seized still hasn’t been decided and doesn’t discard the filing of charges against Rijo if the investigation merits it.

Miranda revealed that documents seized during the search will determine who the hotel’s real partners are, adding that Castro and Rijo held several joint investments, in an apparent use of figureheads posing as investors, with the profile of businesspersons.