Court stiffens punishment against mayor of 3rd city
Santo Domingo.- A Santo Domingo Province court on Friday raised the prison sentence from 5 to 8 years against Félix Rodríguez Grullón, the former mayor and ruling PLD party leader in San Francisco, convicted of embezzling over RD$1.0 billion.
The Court of Appeals also increased from 5 to 30 million pesos the fine which the former mayor must pay to the Dominican State.
In the same sentence, Jerson Lizardo ex-official of the same municipality, was sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined RD$10 million.
The ruling included a sentence of 5 years of house arrest against former treasurer Fiordaliza Genao, who had been acquitted in a previous sentence.