Greens charge ex-Industry and Commerce chief of malfeasance
J. del Castillo S.
Santo Domingo.- The Green March movement on Thurs. filed charges of malfeasance against former Industry and Commerce minister José del Castillo, on alleged irregularities during his tenure.
Green March spokesman Manuel Robles said the charges filed before the Anticorruption Prosecutor (PEPCA) accuse Castillo of having issued several resolutions that led to higher prices on propane gas (LPG) and “benefitted import companies of the aforementioned fuel with extraordinary profits.”
Last week Castillo denied that his assets have jumped from 2013 to 2018, as the Green March claims.
The former official defended his decisions to expand the capacity to import LPG, with the construction of storage. “Thanks to that decision, the country does not suffer from the lack of that product, which was a constant headache.”