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Doral Bank Charged with Murdering a Whistleblowing Bank Executive
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After two years without a charge for the death of Maurice Spagnoletti, the former Doral Bank executive, his widow has claimed a wrongful death suit against the bank he worked for. Police do believe that Spagnoletti was killed in a hit, an orchestrated event, that resulted in him being shot multiple times in his Lexus, while driving home to his beach front property on a busy highway. The widow and her family allege that the bank arranged to have him done in because he was exposing fraud within the bank.

Spagnoletti, 56, was shot in 2011. Prior to that, he had been exposing abuses of the bank, and they had been trying to bar his attempts.


“Spagnoletti lived in fear of imminent death and suffered mental anguish prior to being shot multiple times while driving alone in his car,” the suit says.

The FBI, meanwhile, is clueless in their investigation. “We have had some leads, but not enough to bring charges. That’s why we have been placing more emphasis on this case. It is very important to us,” said U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, according to Reuters.

The bank necessarily denies all allegations. “It is false, frivolous and has absolutely no legal basis,” the company said in a statement, also mentioning that they have cooperated with authorities. “[We] are confident that we will prevail against this malicious and reckless action that has no basis.”

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No basis? At least it is suspicious that Spagnoletti was uncovering fraudulent accounting practices and improper payments, and seeking to have a senior bank employee fired for making hundreds of thousands of improper payments. Spagnoletti also received threats after he pursued this line of inquiry, suggesting a connection with his untimely death.

Doral Bank is Puerto Rico’s sixth largest bank, with 26 branches in Puerto Rico, Florida and New York.


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