Local February 5, 2013 | 7:09 am

Dominican Government’s Anticorruption chief resigns: report

Santo Domingo.- National Anticorruption Dept. (DPCA) director Hotoniel Bonilla has resigned from the post in a letter to president Danilo Medina, it was learned Monday night.

Listin.com.do reports that Bonilla sent the missive on January 29, via Executive Branch Legal adviser Cesar Pina, and his resignation takes effect the 27th of this month.

The head of the Justice Ministry’s anticorruption Dept. has made few public appearances since August 16, when Justice minister Francisco Dominguez arrived at the post. Bonilla has headed the DPCA since 2009, appointed by then president Leonel Fernandez.

Bonilla’s fall from grace came after he sought to halt the investigation into alleged embezzlement by senator Felix Bautista, a close collaborator of Fernandez, which prompted Dominguez, within weeks of assuming his post, to ask the Supreme Court to reactivate the probe.

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