Local January 25, 2018 | 1:41 pm

Prosecution wants more time in Odebrecht graft case

Victor Diaz Rua heads to Najayo jail. File

Santo Domingo.- The Justice Ministry on Wed. asked Supreme Court justice, Francisco Ortega, to extend the deadline to indict those who took Odebrecht’s admitted bribes in exchange for lucrative contracts.

A source linked to the defendants confirmed the information to Diario Libre.

The Office of the Anticorruption Prosecutor had until Feb. 8 to file charges against the 14 officials and legislators accused of taking bribes from Odebrecht.

Documents released by the United States show that Brazilian company paid US$92.0 million in bribes in the Dominican Republic.

Defendants:  Ángel Rondón; Víctor Díaz Rúa; Alfredo Pacheco; Temístocles Montás, Radhamés Segura, Andrés Bautista, Ruddy González, Conrado Pitaluga, Máximo D’Oleo, César Sánchez, Bernardo Castellanos de Moya, Roberto Rodríguez, Julio César Valentín, Tommy Galán and Alfredo Pacheco.

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