Senator Aristy denies he embezzled RD$250M
Santo Domingo.- Senator Amable Aristy on Monday defended his 12-year tenure as head of the Dominican Municipal League (LMD), and affirmed that the prosecution lacks evidence that he allegedly embezzled the agency’s RD$250 million pension fund.
Interviewed by Listin Diario Editor in chief Miguel Franjul, the La Altagracia province Senator handed a copy of a memo allegedly issued by the Justice Ministry’s Anticorruption Department (DPCA) on Aug. 10, which he affirms dropped his case. "That is false; I was the only secretary of the League who left RD$65 million in funds."
Lack of evidence
The DPCA decision is based on the Accounts Chamber audit of Aristy’s tenure in the LMD, from January 1 to December 31, 2006, and the interim audit covering from January 1 to December 31, 2009.