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Judge Judge Yanibet Rivas granted domiciliary arrest to Francisco Pagán, former director of the defunct Office of Engineers Supervisors of Works of the State (Oisoe) in the Anti-Octopus (Operacion Anti-Pulpo) crime and corruption case. The Oisoe had operated as a parallel Ministry of Public Works with a huge budget during the former Danilo Medina administration.

The judge also ordered domiciliary arrest for Aquiles Christopher, former controller at Oisoe, and Julián Suriel Suazo, a would-be frontman to the main accused in the case, businessman Alexis Medina Sanchez. As reported these two have struck a deal with the prosecutors. Medina is a brother of former President Danilo Medina.

The judge said the formal charges are scheduled to be presented on 6 December 2021. Wilson Camacho, head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office’s Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for...

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