Local November 5, 2020 | 12:23 pm

Outspoken journalist takes former Attorney General to court

M. Zapete

Santo Domingo.- Outspoken journalist Marino Zapete on Thurs. filed a civil liability lawsuit for damages against the former Attorney General, Jean Alain Rodríguez Sánchez and his sister, Maybeth Virginia Rodríguez Sánchez.

According to Zapete, the accused affected both his professional practice, his family and his source of income by causing his departure from his TV program “El Jarabe” on Teleradio América, through an abusive use of power.

Zapete demands RD$15 million in damages, which if won will be donated to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to the protection and care for vulnerable children.

The lawsuit states that the former Attorney General, taking advantage of the authority and power, also tried to pressure another employer of his, not linked to the media.


The case stems from alleged embezzlement by the Rodriguez with the shell company Grupo ASIMRA, S. R. L., which Zapete says exceeded RD$1.0 billion.

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