Dominican Republic: Kingpin controlled rival’s drug trafficking trial: El Nacional

The gang led by inmate Jesús Pascual Cabrera Ruiz from jail, in addition to engaging with hired killers and drug trafficking, arranged for his rival Winston Rizik to be sentenced to 20 years in prison, for which purpose an indeterminate amount of money was used as part of a strategy to keep the issue active in the media.

The information in this regard is included in the Justice Ministry’s request for the group before of the Judicial District of La Romana.

In the application obtained by El Nacional, there are the transcripts of the telephone conversations that the authorities recorded of the accused, with journalists, lawyers and officials of the judicial area.

The transcripts are from the recordings of the accused Juan Angel Peña Taveras (The doctor), Francisco Javier Rodríguez Camacho (Javielito or El Alcalde), Rubén Junio ​​Sosa Valdez, David Enmanuel Silvestre Sierra, Alexander Florián Mejía, Edeliz Joseney Rebolledo Vásquez (La Venezolana), Alba Josefina Cruz Berroa, Alex Enmanuel Nina del Rosario, Argenis Cedeño Berroa, Roberlin Peña Guerrero and Jesús Miguel Mejía, who were intercepted by investigators through text messages and telephone calls.

The file contains the transcription of a recording of a conversation between the accused Juan Angel Peña Taveras and Víctor Alfonso Fernández, who was hired to follow up the hearings of Rizik.



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