Local August 1, 2018 | 11:06 am

Barrio sale suspects jailed

Leoncio Almánzar, one of the accused in the case. Image from elcaribe.com.do

Santo Domingo.- Judge José Alejandro Vargas imposed three months pretrial custody Tuesday on former director of the Dominican Corporation of State-owned Enterprises (CORDE) Leoncio Almánzar Objío and another six people accused in the irregular sale of land in the Los Tres Brazos neighborhood.

Domingo Gerardo Lebrón de los Santos, Manuel Aybar Ferrando, Corde’s former property manager; Juana Ynés Gómez Williams, main shareholder and representative of GOWI, also sister of accused Carlos Aris Gómez Williams and Julio César Gómez Williams, who are the main shareholders of INFEPA; José Enrique de Pool Dominici, main shareholder and representative of Titulatec.

Juana Ynés Gómez will be held in Najayo women’s prison and the others in Najayo men’s facility.

The judge also imposed half a million pesos bail, exit bans and regular appearances for Irving José Cruz Crespo, former legal adviser at Corde; on Rosabel Castillo, former land title registrar for the National District and current national Title Registry director; surveyor Ana Ozuna, and Hadonis Ruiz.

Judge Vargas dismissed the Prosecution Services request to declare the case complex.

The lawyer for Leoncio Almánzar, former director of Corde, said they would be appealing the judge’s decision.

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