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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    Pichardo admitted he was wrong, based on information he was given, so why not leave him in peace?
    thanks drstock, saved me the keystrokes..............

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    Arguing over semantics is boring and doesn't advance the conversation. Cascati got convicted of something and deported. There was a reversal of that ruling at some point and this guy felt he could come back to the DR. Then there was a reversal of the reversal, confusing but SOP sometimes I guess.

    So someone said the guy was in Sosua. Picardo rubbed his crystal ball and having complete faith in the DR immigration system and his own contacts said, "not possible", there is no record of this guy entering the country. Pictures showed up online, there was a party, more pictures, clearly the guy was in Sosua. Picardo is left scratching his head. We've all seen pictures on the completely truthful internet proporting to show people and events that in the end they did not. Beating the dead horse about whether Cascati was here or not or who knew what when and how is rather moot and pointless. Nobody ever admits they are wrong on the internet, so probably as waste of time looking for a mia culpa even if the basis for the mistake is understandable.

    A more important take away is that to be considered "legitimately" in the DR, the Govt needs to know that you are here presumably when your passport is scanned upon arrival. If by some happenstance, your passport does not get swiped even though you turned in a valid tourist card or presented another type of visa, you're not really here in the eyes of the immigration dept. Not really being here is probably not much of an issue for most people most of the time, until it becomes an issue by circumstance.

    Perhaps those arriving in the DR need to dial up their situational awareness even before leaving the airport now-a-days. If you don't see your arrival entered into the computer system, maybe one needs to ask que pasó? It stands to reason that a passport that is not scanned doesn't get autolocked after 30 days and then requires some manual manual process upon exit from the country. It is this manual human intervention that the Govt seems to be intent on eliminating with the introduction of the new immigration systems.

    In the end, perhaps there are other ways that visitors "are not really here" that many not involve a decision on the part of the traveler to stay a few days longer than they are supposed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    Pichardo admitted he was wrong, based on information he was given, so why not leave him in peace?
    No slack from me. Nope, not gonna do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    Arguing over semantics is boring and doesn't advance the conversation.
    In pichardo's case, it is his FACTS that are suspect, his semantics are just foolish and condescending, nothing to "argue" about there.

    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    Pichardo admitted he was wrong, based on information he was given, so why not leave him in peace?
    The problem with pichardo is that even his latest reply is bullsh!t. Both logically and factually it just ain't so. All this "cloak and dagger" crap, "Soft inquiry on outside channels"???, "They returned a non admitted into the country answer"??? , "I made a hard inquiry on his presence in the DR."??? "On the one part I was assured by soft channels he never made entry to the DR by customs."???, "hard channels still found zero trace of his legal entry."??

    Enough is enough. He thinks he's impressing his internet audience with this crap. If he isn't taken to task, some people will actually believe his BS. Just like earlier in this thread where people were ready to believe his ridiculous posts about Armando not being in the Dominican Republic but being in the USA. His earlier replies in this thread, were nothing less than childish and condescending and everything he posted was completely WRONG. And now he tries to cover his ass with this nonsense.

    Unfortunately for pichardo there are some people here who actually know how the system works, including the workings of the immigration system at the airports as well as the actual day to day happenings here in Sosua involving Armando Casciati. pichardo DOESN'T. I'm sure he has "government connections", whether it be family or friends, and he is certainly knowledgeable about many DR related subjects, but in this specific instance he is once again wrong. "Leaving him in peace" just perpetuates his BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY-DR Commuter View Post
    In pichardo's case, it is his FACTS that are suspect, his semantics are just foolish and condescending, nothing to "argue" about there.



    The problem with pichardo is that even his latest reply is bullsh!t. Both logically and factually it just ain't so. All this "cloak and dagger" crap, "Soft inquiry on outside channels"???, "They returned a non admitted into the country answer"??? , "I made a hard inquiry on his presence in the DR."??? "On the one part I was assured by soft channels he never made entry to the DR by customs."???, "hard channels still found zero trace of his legal entry."??

    Enough is enough. He thinks he's impressing his internet audience with this crap. If he isn't taken to task, some people will actually believe his BS. Just like earlier in this thread where people were ready to believe his ridiculous posts about Armando not being in the Dominican Republic but being in the USA. His earlier replies in this thread, were nothing less than childish and condescending and everything he posted was completely WRONG. And now he tries to cover his ass with this nonsense.

    Unfortunately for pichardo there are some people here who actually know how the system works, including the workings of the immigration system at the airports as well as the actual day to day happenings here in Sosua involving Armando Casciati. pichardo DOESN'T. I'm sure he has "government connections", whether it be family or friends, and he is certainly knowledgeable about many DR related subjects, but in this specific instance he is once again wrong. "Leaving him in peace" just perpetuates his BS.
    Exactly !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PICHARDO View Post
    Hmmm...

    Had a party whilst I was away?


    First of all, I stand corrected on my info on this person based on the fact that nor DR intelligence or DR customs had any knowledge of him being admitted into the country.

    His data is flagged at the customs check in. He is not able to be admitted into the country legally.

    As for the DR1's postings I made a soft inquiry on outside channels about him being in the country as some posted on his Facebook notices. They returned a non admitted into the country answer. Hence my stand on his whereabouts at the time.

    After some more time, as posted by witnesses here on DR, I made a hard inquiry on his presence in the DR.
    An officer was assigned to verify his presence in the country and his path of entry.

    A review of videos from ports of entry revealed a lot of interesting things.

    He was allowed to remain in the DR during his non-legal stay and followed by undercover agents.

    On his exit, he was detained and interrogated on his entry to the DR.

    He was reminded of his entry ban and previous voluntary deportation of the DR. Now the clock has been turned back again as penalty.

    Needless to say his entry stamp on the passport is just that, a stamp without any link to a required data entry and record at customs. People are in jail since the investigation unfolded.

    On the one part I was assured by soft channels he never made entry to the DR by customs. 
    As things started to show he was potentially in the country, witnesses posting in DR1, hard channels still found zero trace of his legal entry, henceforth an instigation ensued.

    The end result you all know now. As well as him too.

    Now after this, his data not only blocks him from entry to the DR but also boarding any transport in the world with a stopover in the DR. His fligh plan was using a stopover link in the DR from his departure city to his end destination. Reason why his boarding pass allowed him transit in the DR this time. 

    As for him making a homecoming party? He was warned he was under surveillance by a friend who also has links to officials and we know who he is.

    Since he expected to be picked up anytime, he decided to go out with a bang!

    The way he was detained and sent home was all made to diminish publicity for him...

    P.S.: Medusa...
    ....learned something new today....B.S. comes in 2 versions... soft and hard.....

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    someone told me once ...never let the truth get in the way of a good story

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    My bet is he will be back in country (D.R) in 6 to 8 months and he will keep a lower profile.

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