Former director of Inabie: "My innocence and my transparency are not in discussion"

Former director of Inabie: "My innocence and my transparency are not in discussion"

“My innocence and my transparency are not under discussion,” were the only words pronounced this Tuesday by Cecilio Antonio Rodríguez, the dismissed director of the National Institute of Student Welfare (unabie) who was questioned at the Office of the Special Prosecutor for the Prosecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca).

Rodríguez has been questioned for the third time for alleged irregularities committed in that institution.

The former official was accompanied by two of his legal representatives and was interviewed for almost three hours by Wilson Camacho, head of the Pepcaand Deputy Attorney General Yeni Berenice Reynoso, Director of Prosecution of the Public Ministry.

Rodríguez must appear for the fourth time at the headquarters of the Public Ministry, located in the Center of the Heroes; however, the date was not offered.

On the other hand, the lawyer Gustavo González Hernández indicated that at this time there is a secret stage of the investigation, therefore, it is not possible to shed light on the process that is being carried out.

“The investigation is a secret stage directed by the Public Ministry and no data should be aired at the moment, we can only say that all the required documentation has been provided. The treatment received has been excellent,” said González Hernández.

The ex-owner of unabie it was canceled in November of last year through a decree by President Luis Abinader. An investigation of Free Journal revealed that contracts had been irregularly awarded to 1,260 suppliers who did not comply with the specifications to supply school lunch in public educational centers.

The publication establishes that the Purchasing and Contracting Committee of the unabie It unanimously approved the delivery of the contracts and justified it in that the number of disqualified bidders would jeopardize the timely and effective distribution of meals for students in public schools.

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Dominican journalist and broadcaster, graduated from the UASD. He covers the source for the National Congress and Politics for Diario Libre. He has also worked for the newspapers Listín Diario and El Nuevo Diario.

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