Local August 9, 2016 | 12:40 pm

House arrest, RD$40M bond in US$3000M Peravia bank fraud case

Santo Domingo.- A National District judge ruled housearrest and set bond at RD$40 million for Omar José Farías, charged in theUS$3000 million Peravia bank fraud case, who was arrested as he was about to leavethe country on a private plane from Punta Cana Airport.

Permanent Attention judge Jose Alejandro Vargas alsoordered the accused to wear an electronic shackle. Farias is accused ofviolating Money Laundering Law 72-02.

The judge ruled for the request of National District prosecutorYeni Berenice Reynoso and assistant prosecutor Elvira Rodriguez.

Codefendants Nelson Serret Segrañez, Jorge Serret Sugranez,Carlos Serret Segrañez, Pausides Morales, Nelson Cabral and the Army Col. Florentinode Jesus Acosta are being held in San Pedro prison, whereas Yesenia SerretAponte was sent to the facility at Najayo.

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