The judge of the National District Third Trial Court today learned of the mandatory review of the coercive action granted against the defendants in the Octopus Anti-Corruption Network case.
Judge Pablo Impert is reviewing the action taken against the panel of defendants Judge Alejandro Vargas, the permanent focus of the National District.
At trial, the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Administrative Corruption (PEPCA) asks the court to order the maintenance of the accused in prison for harassment, while at the same time asking for a variation of the defendants’ security coercion measure.
According to the case, they are being held in the Najo Francisco Pagan Rodriguez prison. Achilles Alexander Christopher Sanchez, Fernando Rosa Rosa, Julian Stephen Suriel Chuvaso, Jose Dolores Santana Carmona and Advocate Vernavel Mendes Pineta.
Others involved include Carmen Magalis Medina Sanchez, sister of Danilo Medina, former Health Minister Lorenzo Wilfredo (Freddie) Hidalgo Nice and former Comptroller General of the Republic Rafael Antonio Germos Andazer.
In the first case, after accepting a motion filed by the Ministry of Public Works, the judge ordered that the accused be remanded in custody.
With this court pending a hearing on July 21, a compelling review of the coercive action of Alexis Medina Sanchez, the brother of former President Danilo Medina, will take place.
Alexis’ review was separated from the others, after ordering the MP to hand over to the defendant the warrants, abductions and interrogation of the defendants, which they carried out during the investigation.