18 days for the Public Ministry to present the accusation against those involved in the file for administrative corruption known as Operation jellyfishthe actions between the parties have been reactivated.
Last Friday, the Public Ministry reported the seizure of seven assets from the former Attorney General of the Republic, Jean Alain Rodríguez, the main figure in the file in which the authorities allege a fraud against the Dominican State of more than 6,000 million pesos.
The information on the seizures was given after, on the morning of that same day, the former prosecutor’s lawyers warned that they were raiding the offices where they prepare the technical defense of the accused, an action that they described as a violation of due process.
“What happened today was a seizure process, three assets were seized in the National District,” clarified the head of the Specialized Prosecution Office for Administrative Corruption (Pepca), Wilson Camacho, who also reported that about two weeks ago four assets had been seized in La Romana, including a villa and a plot of land.
According to Camacho, the Pepca An office floor was seized on Friday in the Solazar Tower, on Gustavo Mejía Ricart Avenue, which would have been acquired, in October 2020 at a cost of $800,000, by the commercial company Jurinvest Abogados, whose ownership is attributed to Jean Alain Rodriguez.
Also a local in Ensanche Julieta Morales, and an apartment of 235 square meters located in the Torre Gabriela XIX Condominium.
Since June of last year, the former attorney Jean Alain Rodriguez and several former employees of the Attorney General’s Office are in preventive detention for the case jellyfish.
On June 9, a court summoned the Public Ministry to present the accusation against the defendants, since the three-month extension period that had been granted for such purposes had already expired.
Judge Altagracia Ramírez de la Cruz, of the control court, gave until July 7 at 2:00 in the afternoon to present the accusation or, otherwise, the criminal action would be declared extinguished.