Local February 13, 2012 | 11:06 am

Target of a probe, Dominican NGO in NYC taps Marine vet new chief

NEW YORK.- The Board of Directors of the charitable organization Alianza Dominicana, the target of a probe for several years on alleged financial malfeasance, appointed as its new director Marine Corp veteran and now financier Robert Espaillat, native of Upper Manhattan, where he has extensive experience in the handling similar community groups.

He replaces Moisés Perez in the virtually bankrupt entity, plagued with debts and a probe by New York City’s Department of Investigations (DOI), into its management of million of dollars, news source elnuevodiario.com.do reports.

Perez and the other members were forced to resign amid investigations bt NY State and federal agencies, including the South District Office of the DA in Manhattan, although no indictments have been announced.

In the most recent accusations investigators allege that Perez as well as the other Alianza officers loaned its money at the highest interests, forming a sort of “loan shark” agency within the organization.

Espaillat isn’t related to State senator Adriano Espaillat, who hailed his designation of February 8, although announced last weekend.

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