Santo Domingo.- The National District 1st Collegiate Court judges on Mon. excluded several prosecution evidence in the Odebrecht US$92 million bribes case, alleging that the documents weren’t translated from Portuguese to Spanish.
The magistrates refused to incorporate the evidence, including a communication sent by the Brazilian Federal Ministry to then Dominican AG Jean Alain Rodríguez, the USA-DOJ plea agreement, and the leniency agreement.
The magistrates also excluded a part of Marcos Vasconcelos Cruz’s statements, which were not translated into Spanish.
The judges ruled for a motion by the defense of former Senate president Andrés Bautista.