Did they go too far? Military mafia scheme kept 90% of wages paid to Dominican Tokyo Olympics champion


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Feb 20, 2019
Zacarias Bonnat / El Nuevo Diario

The arraignments for the military corruption scheme named Operation Coral 5G has been postponed for Tuesday, 30 November 2021. The accusatory file is around 634 pages long.

The main persons accused in the Operation Coral 5G case are the Air Force generals Juan Carlos Torres Robiou, former chief of the Specialized Corps of Touristic Security (Cestur), Julio Camilo de los Santos, former deputy chief of the Presidential Security Corps (Cusep) and Army General Boanerges Reyes Batista.

The investigations carried out by the Administrative Corruption Prosecution Agency (PEPCA) reveal that of RD$30,000 allocated to Dominican Japan Olympian silver medalist Zacarias Bonnat, RD$27,000 was retained by the alleged high-ranking military that are under investigations in Operation Coral 5G case.

The criminal network apparently had the...

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Jun 25, 2019
I think we all know that most countries have some sort of corruption. The issue for DR is that those in power got too greedy. The scale of the bribe involved in Odebrecht or, in this case, taking 27,000 out of 30,000 for someone who has won a medal at the olympics is clearly taking the p!ss. And when that happens, the gravy train usually comes to a stop soon afterwards