Local June 4, 2018 | 11:52 am

House arrest in US$20.0M tax fraud

J.A. Vargas

Santo Domingo.- A National District judge ruled house arrest against a businesswoman who, in association with other defendants, used forged invoices to avoid paying US$20.0 million in taxes.

Permanent Attention judge José Alejandro Vargas ordered house arrest, use of an ankle bracelet, a travel ban and bond against Estrella Barriola, manager of the company Don Metal, SRL.

It’s the second group of alleged fraudsters who in less than three months face indictment.

Internal Taxes says Barriola embezzled RD$1.0 billion (US$20 million).

The Office of the Prosecutor on Sun. said that, together with Internal Taxes, conducted a months-long investigation into Barriola’s alleged criminal organization.

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