Francisco Pagan gets domiciliary arrest; key collaborator in Anti-Octopus Operation


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Feb 20, 2019

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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