Local May 19, 2015 | 7:13 am

Dominican Republic indicts 17 in US$341M bank fraud case

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s Central Bank and Banks Superintendence on Monday filed fraud and money laundering charges among others against 17 people in the RD$1.50 billion (US$341.0 million) Peravia bank fraud case, including its CEO.

The civil suit against executives of the failed Peravia bank and others named in the network which allegedly defrauded hundreds of people was filed at the Office of the National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso.

The charges filed by plaintiff attorneys headed by Miguel Pereyra include Venezuela nationals and bank executives Jose Luis Santoro, Gabriel Jimenez Aray and Daniel Alejandro Morales Santoro, who are on the run with a warrant issued for his arrest.

The 160-page indictment says the group violated Monetary and Financial Law 183-02, forged documents and conspired to launder money.

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