Dominican Attorney General, Jean Alain Rodriguez, has demanded 18 months in pre-trial custody to 14 officials, ex-officials and lawmakers arrested today for alleged links to Odebrecht bribe probe.
Rodriguez also asked the Supreme Court to declare the case as complex and the Congress to withdraw the immunity to Senators Tommy Galan and Julio Cesar Valentin from the ruling party of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), and the opposition deputy Alfredo Pacheco, who were accused of being bribed by Odebrecht.
There were also arrested Juan Temistocles Montas Dominguez, minister of Industry and Commerce and member of the LDP Political Committee, and Victor Diaz, former minister of Public Works and LDP treasurer
At a press conference, the official confirmed the names of those arrested in the Odebrecht case and announced that he requested a 18-month pre-trial custody coercive measure for the 14 defendants.
In addition to the aforementioned lawmakers, the coercive measure was also issued to Angel Rondon, a businessman, identified as the intermediary for bribes; and to engineer Bernardo Antonio Castellanos.
Among those accused are Cesar Domingo Sanchez, ex-administrator of the Dominican Corporation of State Electric Companies (CDEEE), lawyer Conrad Pittaluga and Juan Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez, ex-director of the National Institute of Drinking Water and Sewerage (INAPA).
There are also listed Maximo Leonidas, CDEEE ex-official; Porfirio Andres Bautista, president of the opposition Modern Revolutionary Party; Ramon Radhames Segura, CDEEE ex-executive vice president; Ruddy Gonzalez.