Posh villa, laundered money at center of ruling party senator’s indictment
T. Galan. File
Santo Domingo.- In addition to owning a swank villa with a heliport as well as concealing RD$63.0 million in real estate, the Justice Ministry charged San Cristóbal ruling party (PLD) senator Tommy Galán of laundering the money from Odebrecht’s bribes through the company Galán Grullón & Montás, incorporated with RD$500,000 in 2008 and which built a condo in the National District.
In the request for the Supreme Court to open a trial, Justice minister Jean Alain Rodriguez affirms that the company Galán Grullón & Montás, created by the brothers Tommy and Vinicio Galán, was used to launder money, “that’s explained by the company’s own corporate structure. It’s striking that a company with RD$500,000 capital has managed sums of money in such large projects in real estate, as well as banking products that it cannot justify.”
“Just in three accounts of the company used by the accused Tommy Alberto Galán Grullón in order to cover up his illicit fortune, were handled 181.6 million pesos,” the indictment says.
One of the bank accounts managed RD$120.6 million from September 12, 2014 to June 2, 2017, while another opened on September 18, 2009, until May 27, 2013, managed RD$30,8 million, while a third account reported movements for RD$30.1 million from September 2014 to July 2016.