16 Jun 2011

Dominican Republic’s Anti-Corruption Department Gets Slammed for Not Indicting

The Dominican Republic’s Accounts Chamber President, Licelot Marte (pictured here), accused the Justice Ministry’s Anti-Corruption Department of not indicting those accused of fraudulent or irregular actions that have been uncovered by government audits.

Ms. Marte when on to list various irregularities that were uncovered but, as of yet, not handled by the Justice Ministry, including the issuing of checks with proper funding, lack of organized bookkeeping, and the violation of laws on Public Function and on Government Purchases and Contracts.

In her report, Ms. Marte stated that NGOs were especially bad, with only 579 out of 770 NGOs providing budgetary information, with only 435 of those having submitted a complete report.

For the original article from Dominicantoday.com, please click here.