Legislators say they are innocent; spotlight on the National Congress


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Feb 20, 2019

Deputies Hector Dario Feliz Feliz (PRM-Pedernales), Rosa Amalia Pilarte (PRM-La Vega), Nelson Marmolejos Gil (PRM-Santiago), Miguel Gutierrez Diaz (PRM-Santiago) and Faustina Guerrero (El Seibo-PRM) are under investigation for ties to drug trafficking and money laundering networks.

During the Tuesday, 15 September 2021 Chamber of Deputies work session, legislator Hector Darío Feliz defended the “errand” he was out late on the evening of 8 September 2021 when he gave “a ride” in his vehicle to his close friend Juan Maldonado Castro. Maldonado Castro was sought by the National Drug Control Agency and Public Prosecutors for alleged participation in a major drug trafficking ring, the Operation Falcon. Feliz said he was giving a ride to a long-standing legislator, referring to the four-terms Maldonado has had in Congress.

Maldonado Castro is now under arrest for...

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