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Dominican Republic fires 3 judges in ‘rulings for sale’ scandal

Santo Domingo.- The Supreme Judicial Council on Saturday announced the dismissal of three judges found guilty of serious misconduct during their tenure on the bench.

Santo Domingo Judicial Dept. Appellate Court judges Victor Mejia Lebron and Rosó Vallejo Espinosa and Jose Dionisio Mejia Duvergé of the Labor Court’s 2nd Chamber, have been linked to the ‘rulings for sale’ scandal that also led to the suspension of judges Awilda Reyes and Franciso Arias.

Supreme Court chief justice and Judicial Council chair Mariano German had ordered a disciplinary against the three for “soliciting, accepting or receiving, directly or through other persons, commissions in cash or in kind; or soliciting, accepting or receiving, directly or through an intermediaries, bonuses, grants, gifts or rewards, as payment for services inherent to the positions they fill.”

It’s the first time in recent history that the Judicial Council fires that many judges as the result of one scandal.

Source: DT

July 25, 2016

Category: DR News |

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