Court stiffens punishment against mayor of 3rd city

F. Rodriguez, C with Fiordaliza Genao, Jerson Lizardo

Sanot Domingo.-  A Santo Domingo Province court on Fri. raised the prison sentence from 5 to 8 years against Félix Rodríguez Grullón, the former mayor and ruling PLD party leader in San Francisco, convicted of embezzling over RD$1.0 billion.

The Court of Appeals also increased from 5 to 30 million pesos the fine which the former mayor must pay to the Dominican State.

In the same sentence, Jerson Lizardo ex-official of the same municipality, was sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined RD$10 million.

The ruling included a sentence of 5 years of house arrest against former treasurer Fiordaliza Genao, who had been acquitted in a previous sentence.

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