Digging up a past scandal involving the new director of the infamous La Victoria Jail


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Feb 20, 2019

Attorney General Miriam German Brito says she was not aware that the new director of the La Victoria jail, Roberto Nivar, had been accused. Diario Libre publishes a 2011 news report reporting on his removal from his assignment. An online search turned up background on the scandal back in 2011 involving Nivar when he served at the public jail in Baní, Peravia province.

Noticias SIN reports that on 11 June 2011, the National Police Headquarters announced the arrest of the then major Roberto Nivar for renting his room in the Baní prison to inmates to have sexual relations.

The head of the Police at the time, José Armando Polanco Gómez, said that he recommended to the Executive Branch the cancellation of the officer, as can be read in the Diario Libre newspaper. Diario Libre in 2011 reported that Polanco Gomez was removed from the position.

Nivar at the time of his appointment to La...

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