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Santo Domingo.- The Justice Ministry’s Anti-laundering Unit on Monday raided the Las Galeras Hotel in northeastern Samaná, owned by former Cincinnati Reds star pitcher Jose Rijo, in search of evidence against his associate, Matias Avelino Castro, accused of murdering the journalist Jose Silvestre, in La Romana (east).

Unit chief German Miranda said computer and physical evidence was gathered in that hotel, owned jointly by Castro and Rijo, has been interrogated several times.

He said whether the hotel will be seized still hasn’t been decided and doesn’t discard the filing of charges against Rijo if the investigation merits it.

Miranda revealed that documents seized during the search will determine who the hotel’s real partners are, adding that Castro and Rijo held several joint investments, in an apparent use of figureheads posing as investors, with the profile of businesspersons.

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10 comment(s)
Written by: mannyberrios, 29 Aug 2011 5:09 PM
From: United States
Written by: DirectorioDominicano, 29 Aug 2011 5:30 PM
From: Iran,

In an unrelated story, Dominican sports figures are being duped into strange illicit
businesses with unsavory characters::

who would've thunk it!?
Written by: HateitorLOVEIT, 29 Aug 2011 6:10 PM
From: United States, Washington, DC
does rijo mean problems in dominican spanish? if not then it should......
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 29 Aug 2011 7:13 PM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
A man is known by the company he keeps.......Jose's associates seem pretty sleezy
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 29 Aug 2011 7:47 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Yo Soy Luis Diaz
This bird don't flight straight; never has!
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 29 Aug 2011 7:58 PM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
He has been caught in the fast lane for a long time
Written by: Grosero, 30 Aug 2011 5:20 AM
From: United States
two people can keep a secret as long as one is dead
Written by: WalterPolo, 30 Aug 2011 8:24 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata

.-..and don't wall up Macao..
Written by: cejay, 30 Aug 2011 8:31 AM
From: United States, A beautiful Location
I know Jose personally and he is one of the most genuine guys I know and will help anyone needing help!!! The problem is some of the sleeze balls that mooch off him and comes around the "cigar cafe" he owns. Jose needs to distant himself from these losers before he gets into something because of them.
Written by: RobertoJose, 30 Aug 2011 9:17 AM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
Then, Jose knows what needs to be done IF he is as genuine as you say, but, he also knows the rules to the game.
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