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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    the last two birds are out of the cage:
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2017/09/0...ndon-diaz-rua/
    Amazing what money can do.

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    New names involved soon? Or not?

    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...enal-HM9806090

    SANTO DOMINGO. The Office of the Attorney-General reported this Sunday has tracked the behavior of hundreds of bank accounts and transactions, as well as it has also done the analysis of thousands of documents as part of the investigative process around the bribes that by $ 92 million the company Odebrecht admitted to have been paid in the country.

    In a statement, the entity said that names of people and companies have sprung up in the progress of these investigations and criminal investigation procedures require further inquiries to clarify its participation and this is normal that is request documentation, consultation, expertise and direct and face-to-face interviews are carried out.

    "As a result of this careful and confidential process, any citizen can be subject of scrutiny and interest of our Organization; powers conferred on us by the law empowers us to conduct such actions and are forced to carry out them,"said the Attorney.

    It is important to note, that regardless of their political, social or professional status, any person or institution required is obliged to supply the information requested them and at the moment, this does not mean that you have committed your responsibility criminal, he added.

    "It is a wrong attitude react to this process with cruelty, retaliation or reckless resistance reactions. Cooperation, openness and calm must prevail for the good of the dynamic that is underway", the company said.

    The criminal procedural code provides that at the present stage these inquiries must be subject to and everything derived from it is strictly confidential. We warn, unless expressed in the public prosecutor's Office, disclose documents or information about the intimacy of that process could mean a serious crime. The parties involved have the obligation not to divulge them until not requested measures of coercion, any advance payment of test or present formal charges, he warned the Attorney General.

    He added that the Public Ministry meets this legal mandate to the letter. Thus it also respects the morale of the people and his presumption of innocence. In addition, pursuant to that provision and to avoid distractions has continued advancing in the deepening of research in full stealth.

    "Criminal investigations must be made with caution, perseverance and dedication. The passing of these processes determines who call and when to do it. "Unmissable sight that Odebrecht case is that of greater complexity in the history of the Dominican justice system", stressed.

    Any divulgable news about it will be officially informed or will be known when you deposit the indictment within the time set by judge Francisco Ortega Polanco, appointed by the Supreme Court for instruction Special, he said.

    The unique commitment of the public prosecutor's Office is to find the truth in any scenario and to ensure that justice exemplary sanction anyone who has committed a violation, as it sends the law, regardless of their social status, political affiliation or profession. In this case or in any other there will be impunity. The law is equal for all; especially in this episode that focuses the attention of all Dominicans, concludes the statement of the Attorney General.

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    In another place and time an independent special counsel should have been chosen....oh I just remembered its the DR....

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    much ado about nothing. this thread is one year old, was anything achieved within that time? sentences? or maybe the accused closely guarded in jail? no? nothing of that sort? say it isn't so.

    odebrecht case is occasionally dusted off and presented in the media to divert the attention. from crime. from newborns dying like flies. from open primaries. media juggle subjects as they see fit to manipulate people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    much ado about nothing. this thread is one year old, was anything achieved within that time? sentences? or maybe the accused closely guarded in jail? no? nothing of that sort? say it isn't so.

    odebrecht case is occasionally dusted off and presented in the media to divert the attention. from crime. from newborns dying like flies. from open primaries. media juggle subjects as they see fit to manipulate people.
    A world-wide phenomenon...

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    This is Dominican intrigue of large proportions............

    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...ndon-BJ9812157

    SANTO DOMINGO. Rafael Núñez, exvocero of the Presidency during the administration of Leonel Fernández, reported that since the Government is planned linking the President with Angel Rondon, one of the main accused in the case of the bribes from the company "dubious transactions" Brazilian Odebrecht.

    Núñez details that "an important official", which has an office in the Centre of Heroes, would have pressed two communicators through an audit authorized by a judge to their personal statements and their relationship with Rondon, "as a form of blackmail to the" two media figures (...) that carry out "the macabre idea" against former President Fernández.

    "This plan would seek out the former President (Leonel) to desist from its pressure against the law of political parties with primary open to 2020", is known in the National Congress or a possible presidential aspiration with the elections of the year says Nunez, who attributes his complaint to a source which asked not to reveal his name.

    The exvocero of Fernandez's Presidency does not cite the names of communicators, but by the press conference on the day of today's Julio Martínez Pozo and Dany Alcantara, which unveiled the Attorney General accused them if Odebrecht and then confirmation of that s revelations by the highest representative of the public prosecutor's Office concludes that the two journalists are Martinez Pozo and Alcantara.

    Following is the full text of the accusation of Nunez:

    SANTO DOMINGO. Former President Leonel Fernández would be subject to an intense smear campaign in the coming days by a sector to the party of Dominican Liberation (PLD), revealed a source with knowledge of the facts.

    According to the informant, who asked to keep anonymous, his name, it would involve the former ruler in "dubious transactions" with Angel Rondon, businessman associated with the case followed him in the Dominican justice to the Brazilian company Odebrecht for been paying bribes to Dominican politicians.

    To realize the fact, two renowned journalists, one of a popular radio program in the morning, and another television, would be used both partners to Rondón, who passed "the news scoop", said the person, who added that it would be as one species of the "Quirinazo part II".

    An important official, who has an office in the center of the heroes, would have pressured both communicators through an audit, authorized by a judge, of the States of business and personal accounts of the last 8 years and their relationship with the linked employer in the case of the company Odebrecht as a form of "blackmail" the two figures in the media so that they carry out "the macabre idea" against the former Fernández President, said the source.

    That plan would seek out the former President to desist from its pressure against the law of political parties with primary open that he is known in the National Congress or of a possible presidential aspiration with the elections of the year 2020, he added.

    Even in the afternoon on Thursday an important Senator of the Dominican Liberation Party, which leads the singer voice in favor of open primaries, met with his political team and would have said that the aforementioned draft law "will happen as you want" the informant said.

    Internal LDP remain confronted two sectors by the political parties Bill by divergences around the mode of selection of candidates. President Danilo Medina defends that the candidates of the political organizations are elected by the register of the Central Electoral Board at the same time, on the other hand, former President Leonel Fernández argues that it must not impose you a unique way of election to parties because it violates the Dominican Constitution in articles 216 and 277.

    Last Thursday the Chamber of Deputies is not able to meet its enrollment of members of Congress to know the political parties Bill, and it was postponed to this Wednesday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    much ado about nothing. this thread is one year old, was anything achieved within that time? sentences? or maybe the accused closely guarded in jail? no? nothing of that sort? say it isn't so.

    odebrecht case is occasionally dusted off and presented in the media to divert the attention. from crime. from newborns dying like flies. from open primaries. media juggle subjects as they see fit to manipulate people.
    Other countries are going down the same trail....

    Bribery on a global scale.

    This sort of thing has the pace of a snail.... but will be interesting when the final curtain falls --
    or raises depending on your angle !!

    haha

    Just short of $100M... big enough for most

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    DR1 reporting today.......interesting Diario Libre opinion decribed in red and as below in Spanish.

    Julio Martínez Pozo and Dany Alcántara investigated in Odebrecht case

    Popular news commentators Julio Martínez Pozo and Dany Alcántara are in the limelight, after the Attorney General announced they are investigating these two for their ties with Angel Rondón, the commercial representative of Odebrecht who has admitted to having received around US$92 million in payment for his services to the company. Odebrecht had admitted to paying US$92 million in bribes in the Dominican Republic to expedite the granting of contract work. The radio and TV commentators are best known for their defense of government actions.

    The Attorney General Office made public it had obtained permission from Supreme Court special instruction judge Francisco Ortega Polanco to investigate Alcantara and Martinez and their relatives for possibly having served as Rondon in the distribution of the payments to government officers and former officers in the name of Odebrecht. The announcement by the Attorney General Office comes when the deadline for the presenting of the case against Odebrecht is nearing on 9 June 2018. The Attorney General Office will have had a year to prepare the case, including a four-month extension granted in February 2018.

    In a press conference at the Dominican Journalists Guild (Colegio Dominicano de Periodistas), Martínez and Alcántara accused Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez of acting as an associate of Odebrecht when not investigating the supposed bribes also paid by the Odebrecht associate companies for the 17 projects carried in the country from 2001 to 2014.

    Rafael Núñez, former press spokesman for former President Leonel Fernández, said the investigation is part of a supposed dirty campaign carried out in the inside of the ruling PLD party by persons loyal to President Danilo Medina and against Fernández.

    The Attorney General Office is investigating 14 persons in the bribes scandal for actions that occurred during the governments of Hipólito Mejia (2000-2004), and Leonel Fernandez (2004-2012). All of the former government officers accused in the case were authorized to post bail, with the exception of lawyer Conrad Pittaluga who is on domiciliary arrest.

    Meanwhile, an editorial in Diario Libre alerts to the manipulation of the media by the government. “That is the reason for the multimillion investment of the Administration in advertising and ‘other expenses’ that include a bulging payroll of those that the people call ‘loudspeakers’. “It is evident that someone is manipulating the national agenda and it is not the media that are simply acting as loudspeakers of the music that someone else is playing,” says the editorial on 8 May 2018. Diario Libre calls for the press to fulfill its role and not fall into the trap of the manipulators.

    As reported, on Sunday, 6 May 2018, the Attorney General’s Office issued a statement saying that all of those involved in the investigation surrounding the Odebrecht case should cooperate with the authorities.
    https://www.listindiario.com/la-repu...de-periodistas
    http://www.7dias.com.do/portada/2018...l#.WvGN_dPwa9s
    https://listindiario.com/la-republic...s-de-odebrecht
    https://listindiario.com/la-republic...caso-odebrecht
    http://hoy.com.do/procuraduria-respo...nny-alcantara/
    http://hoy.com.do/julio-martinez-poz...za-e-intimida/
    http://www.7dias.com.do/portada/2018...odebrecht.html
    https://www.diariolibre.com/opinion/...esta-BK9815470


    08 MAY 2018, 12:00 AM
    Una agenda impuesta

    Es evidente que alguien está manipulando la agenda nacional y no son los medios de comunicación, que están actuando solamente como amplificadores de la música que está tocando alguien más.

    Eso cuestiona seriamente el papel de los medios como orientadores de la opinión pública sobre los temas nacionales verdaderamente relevantes.

    Alguien está inventando crisis, fabrica situaciones que muevan a sectores a expresarse para así crear la expectativa de conflicto, y mueve los hilos del poder para que la gente sienta que solo un “salvador” puede resolver.

    Quien lo esté haciendo sabe que los gobiernos modernos son “gobiernos de opinión pública”. Por eso, la inversión multimillonaria de la Administración en publicidad y en “otros gastos” que incluyen una abultada nómina de los que el pueblo llama “bocinas”.

    Los medios de comunicación tenemos la obligación de informar y orientar y debemos ser lo suficientemente despiertos para no caer en la trampa de los manipuladores. Solo así mantendremos el crédito de la opinión pública y cumpliremos nuestra misión.


    Surely worth some comments and which of the Dominican news media tilts which way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    much ado about nothing. this thread is one year old, was anything achieved within that time? sentences? or maybe the accused closely guarded in jail? no? nothing of that sort? say it isn't so.

    odebrecht case is occasionally dusted off and presented in the media to divert the attention. from crime. from newborns dying like flies. from open primaries. media juggle subjects as they see fit to manipulate people.
    Esssactly.......this is how they do ....and people , even those who think they are somewhat intelligent in their own field perhaps , just keep falling for it . Its a formula that has worked for a long time.

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