Former Major League Baseball Superstar Samuel Sosa, better known as Sammy Sosa, is interrogated this wednesday afternoon at the headquarters of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for the Persecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca) to respond to an alleged relationship with some of the companies in the corruption network dismantled through Operation Antipulpo.
The ex-baseball player is interrogated from 2:20 this afternoon by the deputy attorneys, Yeni Berenice Reynoso and Wilson Camacho, as explained by the Communications Department of the Public Ministry.
Sammy Sosa and one of his brothers are mentioned in the file of the alleged corruption network, for alleged reasons links that the former athlete had with the company owned by Alexis Medina, brother of former President Danilo Medina, the main leader in Operation Antipulpo.
The alleged fraud in the Antipulpo case increased from five billion to 10 billion, as confirmed by the director of Persecution of the Public Ministry, Yeni Berenice Reinoso, during the investigation.
Pepca establishes that one of the Medina companies had authorized Sammy Sosa, on October 31, 2017, to manage a loan or a line of credit of US $ 10 million with a Dominican bank.
Supposedly Sosa had the authorization to sign any type of documentation that was necessary for said purposes, as well as to dispose of that sum of money as he deemed pertinent.
On the same date, a brother of the former player was authorized to open an account at Brickell Bank in the United States to request a loan or a line of credit of US $ 4 million.
So far no charges have been filed against Sammy Sosa and his brother.
Alexis Medina is in prison accused of being the main leader of the alleged network, which according to the Public Ministry, used his direct family link with the political power, as the brother of former president Medina to enrich himself at the expense of the resources of the contributors.
In addition to Medina Sánchez, José Dolores Santana Carmona, Fernando Rosa, former director of the Patrimonial Fund of the Reformed Company (Fonper) and Wacal Vernavel Méndez Pineda, treasurer of the companies created by Medina Sánchez, are accused in this process.
Francisco Pagán Rodríguez and Aquiles Alejandro Christopher, former director general and former director of Inspection of the Office of Supervisory Engineers of State Works (Oisoe), as well as Julián Suriel Suazo, were given preventive detention for house arrest for collaborating with the investigation of the Public Ministry.
Lorenzo Wilfredo (Freddy) Hidalgo Núñez, former Minister of Public Health, will continue to serve house arrest, while Carmen Magalys Medina Sánchez, sister of Alexis Medina Sánchez and former administrative vice president of Fonper, remains in a space controlled with an electronic locator.
Former Comptroller General Rafael Antonio Germosén continues under house arrest, while Domingo Antonio Santiago, another of the defendants, accused of being the prestanombre of the alleged leader of the corruption network, will continue with the periodic presentation before the prosecuting bodies of the Public Ministry.
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Sammy Sosa appears before the Public Ministry for an alleged link with Operation Antipulpo