Local March 6, 2012 | 10:43 am

The First Lady files charges in Danish bank account row (Correct)

Santiago.- As announced Monday the First Lady Margarita Cedeño, represented by the lawyer Luis Miguel Pereira, today filed document forgery charges against TV journalist Marcos Martinez, who had accused her of having an account of 73 million euros in a Danish bank two weeks ago.

Cedeno asks the court to convict Martinez and to pay RD$10 million in damages, which would be donated to hospitals in Santiago.

Pereira, who filed the charges in the Santiago Office of the Prosecutor, said the proceeding doesn’t seek money, but to defend the First Lady’s honor and moral instead, adding that Martinez made the slanderous statements without any proof.

Upon receiving the complaint, Santiago prosecutor Luisa Liranzo said the documents will be immediately evaluated to start the investigation, prior to sending the case to the Santiago Judicial District’s Penal Chamber.

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