Local August 8, 2016 | 8:05 am

Pretrial detention sought in US$300M Peravia bank fraud case

Santo Domingo.- The National District Office of theProsecutor on Sunday requested pretrial detention for OmarJosé Farias, indicted in the US$300 million Peravia bank fraud case.

Farias was arrested as he was about to leave the country aboarda private plane at Punta Cana International Airport.

The prosecution asked the National District PermanentAttention court to send Farias to one year detention against the accused, butthe hearing was postponed until 6pm today Monday.

The postponement is to allow the presence of thecomplainants, including the Banks Superintendence, and of National Districtprosecutor Jenny Berenice Reynoso.

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