Jairo goes to prison for 18 months for US$100 million fraud

“You will go to the San Pedro de Macorís prison, for a period of 18 months,” was the statement made by the judge of the Permanent Court of the National District, when ordering preventive detention against the accused Jairo González, accused of defrauding dozens of people for 100 million dollars.

Judge Rigoberto Sena Ferreras also declared the case against the defendant complex, after accepting a request for a measure of coercion filed against him by the Public Ministry.

At the hearing, the litigating prosecutor, Janit Pujos, asked the court to impose 18 months of pretrial detention on the accused and declare the case complex, alleging the danger of flight, and the risk to the integrity of the accused if the measure adopted is another.

On leaving the court, the defendant remained silent at the moment when the journalists asked him about the decision handed down against him.

His lawyer, Okensy Contreras, described the measure of coercion issued against his client as unfair, stating that the judge was surprised in his good faith, by accepting the request of the public prosecutor to declare the complex case, due to the accusation of money laundering. of assets.

He announced that the judge’s decision will be appealed before the Court of Appeal of the National District, for not being satisfied with it and in order to obtain the variation of the measure of coercion.

He considered that what occurred was a breach of contract signed by his client and the complainants, while pointing out that in his opinion the case should be known in the civil jurisdiction and not of a criminal nature.

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According to the file, González, through the securities company “Harvest Trading Cap”, which had been operating in the country since 2019, attracted investors, whose funds he promised would be invested in the stock market and in cryptocurrencies, and that they would receive a benefit of 8% of the value of the investment.

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