Local September 13, 2018 | 3:44 pm

New Investigation Unit aims to tackle financial crimes

J.A. Rodriguez, L. Asunción, British ambassador Chris Campbell, former National District prosecutor Yeni B. Reynoso.

Santo Domingo.- Justice minister Jean Alain Rodríguez and Banks superintendent, Luis Asunción on Wed. inaugurated the offices of the District Attorney’s Financial Crimes Investigation Unit, to strengthen the fight against financial crimes and expedite the prosecution of those cases,

The Justice Ministry and the National District Attorney’s Office signed an agreement with the Banks Superintendence to strengthen the investigations.

The announcement comes as the country’s economic growth has paved the way to increased use of debit and credit cards, leading to an upturn in cases of identity theft and bank fraud.

The British Embassy provided financial support for the Unit, located in Unicentro Plaza.

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