Dominican Republic mogul denies link to Haiti scandal
Santo Domingo.- Construction tycoon Manuel Estrella, on Tues. denied having any legal case in Haiti, but acknowledged that Haitian authorities have frozen his bank accounts.
He denied Haiti media reports that his company Ingenieria Estrella and affirmed that all infrastructure works his firm built in that country were won “under strict adherence to the law.”
“The vast majority have been completed and received satisfactorily. In others the work goes normally, mobilizes hundreds of equipment and generates thousands of jobs,” he said.
In a statement Estrella said his company currently has contracts with the Haitian Government, with agreements proceeding “in complete normality.”
“In addition, Ingeniería Estrella has major works and investments in the private sector of the brother country. Through contracts with the IDB, Ingeniería Estrella builds the roads of Les Cayes-Jeremie and Plaisance-Camp Coq. With the European Union, we build the Lascahobas-Belladere-Frontiere highway. With the Haitian government, Ingeniería Estrella carries out asphalting programs and builds the Carrefour thoroughfare,” the mogul said.