Local February 16, 2012 | 8:17 am

Transparency International says the Justice Ministry must do more

Santo Domingo.- Transparency International president Huguette Labelle yesterday cautioned that the country’s fight against corruption has pending tasks, such as taking those types of cases to court, a concern she informed to Justice minister Radhamés Jiménez.

Interviewed by the Communications Group Corripio, Labelle noted as an example that despite the Accounts Chamber’s high volume of information provided to authorities, they’ve yet to proceed on most of them.

She said she informed Jiménez on the importance of proceeding judicially in those cases where the lack of action leads to disheartening in the future, when the goal should be no corrupt officials, “such the people in the banking sector who believe that it was extremely important to create a new pattern of behavior.”

Total impunity

In that regard the coordinator of the civic group Citizen Participation, Francisco Alvarez, affirmed that there’s total impunity in government corruption. “There’s not a single case that can serve as example for those who seek to steal taxpayers money,” added that that’s of great concern because what happens is that corruption continues to increase and there’re no consequences.

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