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Wilson Camacho, the new head of the office of the Special Prosecutors for Administrative Corruption (Pepca), has stated that he will carry out all of the necessary investigations into government payments for the controversial RD$11.5 billion in asphalt contracts. The agreements were signed by PLD presidential candidate Gonzalo Castillo when he was minister of Public Works. The payments were made in the days just before the change in government.

During a meeting with former Vice President Milagros Ortiz Bosch and Carlos Pimentel, who head the government Ethics and Procurement offices, respectively, together with prosecution head, Yeni Berenice Reynoso, Camacho said that the Justice Department has a firm commitment to fight corruption. The prosecution of corruption in the past Fernandez and Medina governments was practically inexistent.

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