Marisol Franco, the common law spouse of Caesar Peralta who is known as “Caesar the Abuser”, was arrested in the Dominican Republic yesterday in connection with charges against her spouse of alleged money laundering.
Peralta was designated as a drug kingpin last week by the US Treasury and is being sought by the US government. He has disappeared.
In addition to being the common law spouse of an alleged major drug kingpin, Marisol Franco is the daughter of Franklin Franco, a drug dealer wanted by the US Marshals. Her sister is Berlinesa Franco, and is the other daughter of US fugitive Franklin Franco.
Berlinesa Franco is a federal politician in the Dominican Republic and close to the president of the Dominican Republic.
And in addition, Marisol Franco’s ex-husband is also a politician named Sergio Moya de la Cruz. Sergio Moya was previously charged with laundering $300 million in the Dominican Republic, and those charges were vacated when evidence was allegedly no longer available.
You can read more about Peralta, Franco and Moya here.
Some reporters in the Dominican Republic allege that the family used its political influence and made corruption payments to officials for Franklin Franco to be protected from the reach of the US Marshals, and likewise, for Caesar the Abuser to avoid prosecution, both for twenty years.
Caesar the Abuser, Marisol Franco, Berlinesa Franco, Franklin Franco and Sergio Moya de la Cruz are all politically exposed persons.