Local December 11, 2017 | 12:18 pm

Top prosecutor hails jail time for mayor embezzled RD$400.0M+

F. Rodriguez. File

Santo Domingo.- Justice minister, Jean Rodríguez, on Sunday called “another important step in the fight against corruption and impunity,” the 5-year prison sentence against former San Francisco de Macoris (central) mayor, Felix Rodriguez, for embezzling over RD$400.0 million.

The trial occurred under the sustained pressure brought to bear on the Santo Domingo 2nd Collegiate Court, by the outspoken community organizations, FALPO and Marcha Verde (Green March), prior to .

On Friday, Rodriguez was also fined RD$5.0 million, whereas City Council payroll former director, Jerson Neris Lizardo, was also found guilty, and sentenced to 8 years in prison and fined RD$8.0 million.

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