Dominican Republic’s most famous inmate says someone’s lying
Santo Domingo.- Money laundering convict Sobeida Félix on Tuesday said the National District Office of the Prosecutor has reneged on the plea bargaining agreement on which she surrendered her assets in exchange for the authorities’ promise of not opposing her release on parole.
Félix, in statements to the District National 8th Criminal Chamber, also affirmed that Justice minister Francisco Dominguez told her that he feared for her life if released from the prison at Najayo, and that she turned over all the information the prosecution wanted on those involved in the drug trafficking and money laundering case whose main suspect is her paramour, Puerto Rican kingpin José Figueroa Agosto. “If the authorities shelved this information it’s not my problem.”
Dominican Republic’s most famous inmate affirmed that as part of the agreement, she had to surrender the properties and now the Justice Ministry alleges that the deal she reached did not have anything to do with them, but with the Office of the Prosecutor instead. “And I ask myself: if the agreement was with the Office of the Prosecutor, why will the State sell all my belongings at a public auction next week?”
As to Dominguez’s fear for her live, Felix said, “Imagine, I’m in a prison, my food is cooked by inmates sentenced to 30 years in prison, and I’m not afraid?”
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