Local March 17, 2014 | 12:33 pm

‘Catastrophic corruption’ in Dominican Republic’s oldest university

Santo Domingo.- The recently elected rector of the Santo Domingo State University (UASD) on Monday warned he won’t "take one step backwards to vanquish its disorder " and rescue its deteriorated image, accusing his predecessor of “catastrophic corruption.”

Iván Grullón said the previous authorities conspired "to bring shame to the UASD,” where they didn’t even leave enough funds to meet the payments for March.

But previous rector Mateo Aquino said Grullon can pay the March salaries with the subsidy the UASD normally receives, “as I did during my tenure.”

Grullon also accused Mateo of the UASD’s “total financial collapse,” after the latter allegedly put at least 10 of his relatives, his sons, cousins and others among then, with “earth-shaking salaries.”

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