SANTO DOMINGO. The District Attorney’s Office deposited this Thursday before the Coordination of the Courts of Instruction, the formal accusation against nine involved in crimes of corruption in the Metropolitan Office of Bus Services (OMSA), as well as the death of the lawyer and Professor Yuniol Ramírez.
The institution explained that Manuel Antonio Rivas Medina, Faustino Rosario Díaz, Eddy Rafael Santana Zorrilla, Argenis Contreras González (fugitive), José Antonio Merado Blanco, aka El Grande, are being accused of these serious incidents. Víctor Elisander Ravelo Campos, aka El Herrero; Jorge Luis Abreu Fabián, aka DJ and El Taxita; Heidy Carolina Peña and Lilian Francisca Suárez Jáquez.
He indicated that as a result of the investigation, it was determined that in this case the commission of serious crimes, such as bribery, crimes of corruption for mixing with incompatible matters to the public function, prevarication, association of criminals, embezzlement, crimes, is present. of officials who mix with issues incompatible with their quality, fraud, duplicity of payments, illicit enrichment, money laundering and patrimonial increase to the detriment of the Dominican State.
In that same order, he pointed out that several of the accused incurred murder and concealment of the body to the detriment of Yuniol Ramírez, crimes that are provided for and sanctioned in the Dominican Penal Code.
The accusation document establishes that on October 11, 2017 the accused Argenis Contreras González (fugitive) was presented at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), where the victim was teaching, to whom he asked him to board the van in which He moved, inside which he was shot in the head, which caused him death.
Accusation against the accused
The Public Prosecutor explained that in the case of Manuel Antonio Rivas, former director of the OMSA, his connection with the murder was not established, but he did determine his involvement and he was accused of the criminal types of association of criminals, bribery, corruption crimes , fraud against the State, corruption in processes of duplication of payments, as well as processes of urgency (this is violating bidding processes), and association of criminals to commit prevarication, embezzlement and fraud to the detriment of the Dominican State.
While in the case of Faustino Rosario Díaz, former financial director of the OMSA, he said that they are charged with the crimes of association of criminals, of Corruption for fraud in selection processes of direct purchases and without contracts, duplication of payments as well as in emergency procedures, illicit enrichment derived from corruption activities, money laundering and asset increase.
In the case of Eddy Rafael Santana Zorrilla, he indicated that he is accused of committing bribery, violating provisions of the law on bribery in commerce and investment to the detriment of the Dominican State.
In relation to the case of Argenis Contreras González, he said the association of criminals, the murder and the concealment of the victim’s body, as well as acts of bribery are imputed to them.
While in the case of José Antonio Mercado Blanco, alias El Grande, he said he is accused of association of criminals for the murder and concealment of the victim’s body.
He also indicated that Victor Elizander Ravelo Campos, El Herrero, is implicated in the association of criminals for the murder and concealment of the victim’s body.
In the case of Jorge Luis Abreu Fabian, alias El Taxista, he stated that he is implicated in the crimes of association of malefactors for the murder and concealment of the victim’s body.
He said in relation to the accused Heidy Carolina Peña that is involved in association of criminals for the murder and concealment of the victim’s body.
In that same order, he pointed out that in the case of Lilian Francisca Suarez Jáquez, she is involved in the crimes of association of criminals for the murder and concealment of the victim’s body.