Local February 19, 2013 | 2:55 pm

A third senior official defies Medina’s impunity faux pas

Santo Domingo. – Justice minister Francisco Dominguez on Tuesday became the third senior government official to defy president Danilo Medina’s announced push to exchange the promise of development for impunity, in the fraud case of the exotic beach, Bahia de las Aguilas (southwest).

After vowing that “criminal proceedings will continue in the courts," the official said the government guarantees the integrity of Jaragua National Park, which includes Bahia de las Aguilas.

He said the territory is a world heritage site under Dominican Republic’s care, while promoting tourism development in the entire south, and greater wealth for the nation.

Dominguez said its ecosystem, unique in the Caribbean, will be defended under any circumstance within the law. "It’s the government’s commitment to get it right and you can be sure the law will be respected. In this case no reward for those who cheated or defrauded the state, so we guarantee that criminal proceedings will continue in the courts."

He lauded Medina’s efforts to help Dominicans living in the deep south get better job opportunities and quality of life, assuring that "there’s no intention by any government sector to reward fraud thus far."

National District prosecutor Yenny B. Reynoso and Peravia province senator Wilton Guerrero have defied the Government’s efforts to trade development for impunity, with the people who have titles in the forgery case.

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