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Bounced check lands the first ruling party leader in prison

Santo Domingo.- National District Sentencing judge Saulo I. Díaz on Tuesday ordered ruling PLD party senior leader Aristipo Vidal to appear to hear the Supreme Court ruling that convicted him to 6 months in prison for writing a RS$6.0 million check without funds.

Vidal, who’s currently the General Consul in St. Maarten, was to appear at 10am for sentencing and escorted to the prison at Najayo (south).

He’s the first senior PLD leader to be sentenced to prison.

Citation was made to his residence by a sheriff of the court located on the third floor of the Palace of Justice in new town.

Thus far only Vidal’s defense attorneys arrived for the hearing.

“During the election campaign the political movement which I form part of authorized me to take personal a loan which I backed with a check delivered to the person who gave me the money,” Vidal said in a statement in January. “The check wasn’t intended to be changed and serve as collateral instead.”

Source: DT

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Last updated October 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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