Pensions scandal reaches a Supreme Court Justice(UPDATE)
Santo Domingo.- Central Electoral Board (JCE) president Roberto Rosario on Tuesday said he’ll disclose the names of that agency’s pensioners to those entities where they now work, for them to take appropriate measures.
The official’s statement comes in the heels of snowballing demands to reveal the names of officials who’ve managed to unlawfully collect pensions despite earning a government paycheck.
Rosario said he has yet to receive the request to suspend the pension obtained by Supreme Court (SCJ) justice Julio Cesar Castaños Guzman, who was forced to admit to collecting a pension from his previous post as electoral judge.
Interviewed on Color Vision channel 9, Rosario said if Castaños requests the suspension of his pension, he’ll send the rules to the entity where he works," for them to decide."
Rosario defended the JCE’s pension plan, adding that it has grown quickly to RD$1.4 billion in the past eight years.
DEPUTIES WANT “STOLEN” MONEY RETURNED
A group of deputies on Tuesday asked president Danilo Medina to instruct Pensions superintendent Joaquín Jerónimo to investigate all pension plans in all government agencies.
In a press conference, the deputy Francisco Matos spoke for his colleagues, and said it’s not enough to suspend or renounce the pensions as some officials have done, and instead everyone with one or more irregular pensions, and even getting a government paycheck still, must “return to the people that which they’ve stolen.”