Attorney General warns not to execute the decision in favor of Felix Bautista
SANTO DOMINGO. The Attorney General of the Republic, Francisco Dominguez Brito, warned by means of a bailiff’s notification the Deed Recorders of the National District and Santiago, to abstain from executing the sentence issued by the judge of Special Instruction of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ), Frank Soto Sanchez, which favored Senator Felix Bautista.
Judge Soto ordered these registrars of Deeds to remove the warning notes and/or opposition to the sale and transfer on 112 property assets that belong to the Inmobiliaria Rofi, S. R. L, whose principal shareholder is the legislator.
However Dominguez Brito warns the deed recorders to abstain from complying with resolution Number 4012 – 2014 by the magistrate, on the understanding that the warning notes contained in the sentence notified at the head of the act dated 14 February 2014 do not apply by reason of the fact that the time limit for appeal is still open, and the execution of this sentence is suspended while the jurisdiction appointed in this case hears of the issues.
He notes that if they do not comply with his orders, they could compromise their responsibility in a lawsuit to collect damages, punished by articles 1382 in 1383 of the Civil Code, “above all, in case of proceeding to the transfer of properties that are the object of warning notes.”
He adds that in this case they are dealing with property assets presumably acquired as the result of the illicit actions against public patrimony and money laundering, according to the financial investigation contained in the accusatory act of the Justice Department, on 22 October 2014.
He feels that the warning notes, besides having the support in the legal dispositions previously cited, occur in fulfillment to obligations taken on by the state in international conventions, such as the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.
“The warning notes on properties of the Inmobiliaria Rofi, S. R. L., Registered at the requirement of the Justice Department, besides not violating constitutional or legal dispositions, have a legitimate legal basis, in the dispositions of the special legislation on Money Laundering of Assets, in force today in the Dominican Republic,” say these notices by the bailiffs José Ogando Segura, of the Appeals Court of the National District and Carlixto de Jesus Dominquez Vasquez, of the Collegiate Tribunal of Santiago.
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