US and DR pledge to work to fight crime and corruption


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Feb 20, 2019

The Presidency reports it reached an agreement with the United States to back efforts for transparency and combat of corruption. The announcement comes when the Chamber of Deputies has passed a first reading of the Penal Code with Art. 303 establishes just two and three years of jail for those found guilty of administrative corruption. In the revision, the deputies reduced the penalty from a maximum of 10 years. The ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) is majority in both the Senate and Chamber of Deputies.

The US team led by acting ambassador Robert Thomas and President Luis Abinader for the Dominican Republic signed the agreement whereby the government will back the passing of the National Domain Extinction Bill and modifications to the Procurement Law. The domain extinction bill would enable the seizing of assets from those who cannot demonstrate these...

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