Dominican Republic Govt. paid US$22.0M to fake companies
Santo Doming.– During the tenure of Manuel Rivas as head of the Metropolitan Bus Services Office (OMSA) used direct purchases to evade the Comptroller, as well as RD$2.2 billion in “fractional purchases.”
According to the Accounts Chamber audit, OMSA paid high sums for direct purchases without contracts.
The audit also found that OMSA paid over RD$1.1 billion (US$22.0 million) to companies that weren’t located.
It reveals that the OMSA Internal Audit Unit reviewed and approved the processes.
Moreover, 36 contracts of RD$53.5 million were paid for goods and services without the 20% advance established by law.