Transparency International hails arrests of Dominican ‘fat fish’

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Santo Domingo.- The civic group Citizen Participation, the Dominican chapter of Transparency International, on Mon. hailed the Justice Ministry’s first arrests and raids carried out by the Anticorruption Prosecutor (PEPCA). “We hope that this may be the beginning of the actions necessary to put an end to the impunity that has historically prevailed in the country.” It said in a press release that the Justice Ministry’s strategy shouldn’t stop with the figureheads and collaborators in acts of corruption, and should reach the final beneficiaries, labeled as the “fat fish,” as well as identify and prosecute not only cases of personal enrichment but also those whose objective was to finance electoral campaigns with money resulting from corruption, covering both the public and private sectors. “A vote of confidence does not imply […]

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