Local November 11, 2021 | 7:13 am

Dominican Republic prosecutors grill Sammy Sosa in US$185.1M fraud case

Santo Domingo.- Emely Rodríguez, lawyer for former baseball player Sammy Sosa, said on his departure from the Justice Ministry that the case to which he is allegedly linked to some of the companies of the corruption network dismantled through Operation Antipulpo (Octopus) is in the privacy stage, and when the accusation is presented the press will find out.

She did not say if the former athlete should return to the headquarters of the Justice Ministry for the questions to be followed.

The lawyer confirmed that the former baseball player was interrogated for more than three hours by the deputy attorneys, Yeni Berenice Reynoso and Wilson Camacho regarding the corruption scandal.

Sosa and one of his brothers figure in the file of the corruption network, for alleged links that the former athlete had with the company owned by Alexis Medina, brother of former president Danilo Medina, and who is designated as the main leader in Operation Antipulpo.

The alleged fraud of the Antipulpo case increased from five billion to 10 billion (US$185.1 million).

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Paul Tierney
November 11, 2021 8:54 am

It is not unusual for celebrities to invited into business relationships to use the VIP value of their brand for their partners to connect with consumers and possible investors. When partners might be engaged in suspicious activities the question always arises are the celebrities knowingly involved or not?
Is Sammy Sosa being grilled just because of his association with the company of Alexis Medina or is there evidence of his knowledge of wrongdoing in the company?

Johnny Doe
November 11, 2021 12:41 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

These would be great questions for the press to ask, which of course they NEVER do. Thank you for entering that valuable information.