Local January 24, 2019 | 11:06 am

Odebrecht graft case prosecution describes ‘web of crimes’

A. Rondon. File

Santo Domingo.- After opening  arguments to base the charges against the seven defendants in the Odebrecht graft case, the prosecution began to describe web of crimes.

The prosecution said that Ángel Rondón Rijo, commercial exemption of Brazilian multinational, bribed officials and legislators and laundered money, among other felonies.

Prosecutor Yeisi Alcántara Ciprián read the indictment against Ángel Rondón, Víctor Díaz Rúa, Tommy Galán, Andrés Bautista, Conrado Pittaluga, Jesús Vásquez and Juan Roberto Rodríguez.

the Northwest Aqueduct accuse Rodríguez and Díaz.

The prosecution told Supreme Court Special Instruction judge Francisco Ortega that Radhamés Segura was mentioned, “as part of the common thread,” in the case of the Palomino hydroelectric project.

They affirm that from 2002 to 2017 Rondón received over RD$983 million (US$50 million) and over US$2 million, which were laundered through financial products and real estate, “in more than 30 national and foreign companies in which he has a shareholding and absolute control.”

They added that the businessman received the money to bribe officials through his companies.

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