Dominican prosecutor: Bank execs in US$341M fraud ´located´
Santo Domingo.- National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso on Thursdayannounced that the senior executives indicted in the US$341.0 million Peravia bank fraud case have alreadybeen located and will be arrested to request their extradition.
She refused however to specify the whereabouts of Peravia president JoséLuis Santoro and vice president Gabriel Jimenez Aray, both Venezuelan nationals,to facilitate the capture. .
She said Jimenez phoned her to surrender and plea bargain with authorities,but noted that an agreement cannot be reached with a fugitive.
Reynoso also revealed that several Banks Superintendence employees are beinginvestigated to determine possible complicity. "What I should tell you isthat the Office of the Prosecutor has an ongoing investigation that willcontinue."