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Diario Libre investigative reporters question the emergency tender carried out to purchase 752,000 laptops and computers and peripherals for public schools students and teachers and another 188,000 for small business programs. The purchase would be for RD$10.2 billion. The government had budgeted up to RD$12.06 billion for the tender.
Diario Libre raises a red flag after finding that Madison Import SRL, a company owned by an alternate for a member of the state-owned Banco de Reservas board of directors, is one of the winners. Diario Libre investigations found indirect ties to Maximo Montilla, the brother-in-law of former President Danilo Medina, who is investigated for irregularities in big-time procurement during PLD governments. Montilla’s Laugama Limited sold the company to BanReservas board member Anel Marcial Veras in 2010. Diario Libre says that another Madison...