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    Santo Domingo.- Minority opposition Al-Pais party president Guillermo Moreno on Wednesday railed against an amendment to the Penal Code which denies a plaintiff’s right to file corruption charges against government officials and makes it a "secure fortress of impunity."

    He said lawmakers have "legalized corruption of the little barrel and the chest," in reference to the slush fund handled by deputies and senators respectively.

    "By deleting article 85 the PLD (ruling party) flexes its muscles but at the same time reveals its weakness. The corrupt PLD has public powers and high courts, but they don’t have the citizens favor, that’s why they have to silence it at all cost. The PLD’s corrupt leadership believes that by plucking their eyes it will keep the Sun from shining," Moreno said on Twitter.

    The political leader said article 85 of the Penal Code gave citizens a voice to defend taxpayers’ money but its removal pushes prosecutors against the wall. "The Penal Code has become a secure fortress of impunity which the PLD’s leadership has built to avert being attacked."

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    Not to mention, the Corrupt Officials will sue you for "Defamation Of Character" if you say ANYTHING!!!!!!
    In most countries "Truth is the Ultimate Defense", but not here.
    The judges want to keep their jobs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    Not to mention, the Corrupt Officials will sue you for "Defamation Of Character" if you say ANYTHING!!!!!!
    In most countries "Truth is the Ultimate Defense", but not here.
    The judges want to keep their jobs!
    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
    not only that, CC, but in the DR they see defamation as a criminal offense, and throw you in jail. in other countries, it is a civil matter, and you don't end up rotting in jail before you prove that the politico is indeed a thief.

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