Local February 23, 2016 | 12:26 pm

Lawmaker wants probe into Brazilian political guru’s activities in the country

Santo Domingo.- Deputy Vinicio Castillo on Tuesday asked theJustice Ministry to investigate the activities in the country of Brazilianpolitical guru Joao Santana, who faces money laundering charges in his country.

"There are millions dollar in transfers from Africa tothe Dominican Republic and the Dominican Republic to Brazil. Mr. Joao Santanaand his companies made many operations in the Dominican Republic and received alot of money from the Dominican State. The Justice Minister is required toinvestigate whether or not Santana used his powerful influence in the countryfor money laundering activities, bribery and corruption, of which he’s accusedby Brazilian justice," Castillo said.

"The country has learned today that Joao Santana washead of communication strategy of the Dominican government and the election ofDanilo Medina. That character is now accused of laundering and corruption. Alltheir actions in our country should be investigated by the Attorney General ofthe Republic, who must give cooperation to the authorities of the PublicMinistry of Brazil and the police of that country," the minority FNP partysenate candidate said in a statement.

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