Local November 17, 2014 | 2:44 pm

Dominican Gov. corruption: Only 5 of 110 officials file financial statements

Santo Domingo.- The deadline for government officials to file their financial statements expired today Monday, as Law 311-14 stipulates, but only five have done so.

Dominican ambassador in Guatemala, Elic Fernández, former Public Health minister Freddy Hidalgo, Santo Domingo Province Appellate Court prosecutor Matias Minaya, National Cadastre director Claudio Silver Peña and National Teachers Wellbeing Institute director Yuri Pascual Rodriguez are the only officials in compliance with the law.

The low number of officials who’ve submitted their statements was to be expected, after Danilo Medina clearly stated his position on government corruption, when he said that he “won’t throw bricks on the past,” in reference to cases of alleged corruption during the administrations of his predecessor, Leonel Fernandez.

Accounts Chamber president Licelot Marte said a total of 110 officials have to comply with the legal obligation.

The official spoke during a ceremony in which the UN Development Program (UNDP) donated 360,000 euros to strengthen the Chamber’s new automated system to process financial statements.

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