Alexis Medina. Foto: Jhonny Rotestan

Alexis Medina will continue in preventive detention

Santo Domingo, DR.- Judge Deiby Timoteo Peguero, of the Seventh Investigating Court of the National District, ratified the coercive measure of 18 months of preventive detention against Alexis Medina and two others involved in the Anti-octopus case.

The others involved to whom the judge maintains the measure of coercion without variation are Rafael Leónidas de Óleo and Carlos Montes de Oca.

The next review is set for August 29.

About Anti Octopus

In this case, the Public Ministry accuses Juan Alexis Medina Sanchez of being part of a network of corruption that swindled the State out of billions of pesos from taxpayers. This taking advantage of his condition as the brother of the then President of the Republic, Danilo Medina Sánchez.

Juan Alexis Medina Sánchez and 27 other individuals and 21 companies are charged in an extensive file for corruption and money laundering. It has about 3,500 pages.

In addition to Medina Sánchez, the case is against co-defendants Fernando Rosa, who directed the Patrimonial Fund of Reformed Companies (Fonper). Wacal Bernabé Méndez Pineda and José Dolores Santana Carmona. All are serving preventive detention at the Najayo Hombres Correction and Rehabilitation Center in San Cristóbal.

Carmen Magalys Medina Sánchez is also involved in the case. According to the indictment, Medina took advantage of her family ties and her position as vice president of Fonper to commit crimes within the framework of corruption.

Also, Francisco Pagán Rodríguez, former general director of the Office of Supervising Engineers of State Works (Oisoe). And Aquiles Alejandro Christopher, former inspector of that state unit.

The accusation of the case also includes Julián Suriel Suazo, Lorenzo Wilfredo (Freddy) Hidalgo Núñez, who was Minister of Public Health. And the former Comptroller General Rafael Antonio Germosén and Domingo Antonio Santiago Muñoz.

The Public Ministry also filed charges against the legal entities General Supply Corporation SRL, Domedical Supply SRL, Fuel América Inc. Dominicana SRL, and Globus Electrical SRL, among others.

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