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Santo Domingo.- The prosecutor of the National District Appellate Court on Wednesday started the process for the release of Colombian brothers Huber and Angel Buitrago, charged with heading the money laundering network busted in December.

But the twists and turns in the bizarre case raise suspicions that money has changed hands, as several judges hve handed down rulings for the Colombians’ release despite the Justice Ministry's unusual effort to keep them behind bars.

A court clerk quoted by said the order to comply with the ruling is being sent to the prisons at La Vega and San Francisco, where the Colombians are being held.

Court prosecutor José del Carmen Sepúlveda had instructed the State-owned Agro Bank to receive the RD$3.0 million cash bond from each of the accused, prior to their release, as ruled by 8th Penal court judge Teófilo Andújar.

Back to jail

The Buitrago’s however will reportedly remain in custody as another arrest warrant issued by National District Permanent Attention judge José Alejandro Vargas charges them with forging official documents and conspiracy.

The bench warrant was issued at the request of the Justice Ministry’s Forgery Dept., submitted before the 48-hour deadline stipulated in the Penal Code.

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4 comment(s)
Written by: Perception This user is banned, 18 Sep 2013 12:07 PM
From: United States, § 12 - 'A' D'is'CI'P'L'E of P'L'at'O'.
"Who" is the "Clan" leader.?

Written by: MannyTav, 18 Sep 2013 12:08 PM
From: United States
DR justice system is a joke. Truly a banana republic system. As a Dominican through and through, it's demoralizing but not unexpected as we cant seem to really address corruption in this country. It's systemic, indoctrinated and imbedded in the Domincian system. A disgrace and a major rason why this country doesnt progress and why we still dont have reliable electricity and drinking water after all these decades. Until we start stamping out corruption and putting crooked officials behind bars with no pension and forfeiture of property, we will not progress as a whole.
Written by: VeronicaDR, 18 Sep 2013 5:41 PM
From: United States
Anyone who says these 2 should be released is corrupt.Investigate these judges and remove them from their jobs and put them in jail too.
Written by: pelaut, 19 Sep 2013 9:06 AM
From: United States
Manny: corruption "indoctrinated and imbedded in the Domincian system."

Make that "the Dominican psyche".
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