Local February 19, 2015 | 11:10 am

Retired generals rally ‘round their former Commander in Chief

Santo Domingo.- 53 retired military and police generals on Thursday called drug lord Quirino Paulino’s assertion that helped financed former president Leonel Fernandez’s political campaign, a "media comedy."

"What’s most concernin is that the visible star of these accusations made by telephone is someone who claims to be the criminal Quirino Paulino, confessed drug trafficker, who shipped tons of drugs to the US and Europe," said the retired officers in a Thursday morning press conference

From the US, Paulino has been interviewed several by local media, where he reiterates said that he financed Fernández’s campaign and donated a power plant for the former president’s foundation, FUNGLODE.

The generals note that d it was during Fernández’s three terms in office " when most criminal organizations were dismantled and their leaders prosecuted or extradited: Quirino Paulino, the Colombian Buitrago brothers, the Spaniard Arturo del Tiempo, Toño Leña, Cartel del Cibao .. . "

The retired generals: José Anibal Sanz Jiminián, Robinson Brea Garó, Camilo Antonio Nazir Tejada, Luis A. Núñez Guzmán, José Paulino Reyes de León, Rafael Antonio Tejeda Báez, José Ramón Mota Paulino, Ramón A. Rodríguez Arias, Bernardo Santana Páez, Antonio Segundo Imbert Tessón, Juan Antonio Bello Rocha, Francisco Abreu Montes de Oca, Osiris Alcántara Rodríguez, Raúl Almonte Lluberes, Crescencio Jáquez Hernández, Francisco A. Báez Maríñez, Alberto Bienvenido Olivo, Henry A. Peralta Jiménez, Vinicio M. Perdomo Féliz, Bernardo Santiago y Santiago, Víctor Leonardo Burgos, Eddy A. Reyes Gómez, Benito Eulogio Monción Leonardo, Jacobo Reyes and Ramón Francisco Rodríguez Sánchez.

Also Ramon Antonio Alvarez Sánchez, Ramón Antonio Rosario Diaz, Ynocencio Martínez Santos, Angel Perozo Torres, Nerys Matos Féliz, Zoraida González, Rafael Rodriguez Alburquerque, Rafael Cleto Pimentel, Julián Hernández, Carlos V. Féliz Suárez, Roberto Pérez Cuello, Luis Ceballos Hidalgo, José Miguel Betances Ureña, José Mieses Abreu, Radhamés Albanés Morel Valenzuela, José A. Mieses Abreu, Héctor R. Rojas Cruz, Jhonny R. Jiminián Bueno, Luis A. Reynoso López, Manuel Acosta Reynoso, Sandra Mateo de Jáquez, Guarionex Duval Féliz, Naul Ysac Féliz y Féliz, Félix Antonio Guerrero, Eufermio Amparo Brito, Simón Antonio del Rosario Díaz, Bartolo Gil Melo and Ramon Antonio Jiménez.

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