Criminal charges against ex president get routine treatment, DA says
Santo Domingo.- National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso on Wednesday said the embezzlement charges filed by Guillermo Moreno against former president Leonel Fernandez will the dealt with the same way as those cases received daily.
Although the official didn’t provide details she confirmed media reports that Fernandez had been served court papers on Moreno’s complaint.
In a statement, Reynoso said she was working various cases and couldn’t talk to reporters.
Moreno, president of the minority party Al-País, filed the complaint on January 24 against Fernandez and his think tank, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode), for alleged breach of trust, money laundering and perjury.
Moreno said Fernandez used Funglode to raise money and other activities he says violate thel law and the Constitution.
He said the former president used a group of companies whose sole function was to supply sums of money that went to the Foundation, from which he could access them without government oversight.