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    Default Can citizens sue their governments?

    Is there precedent for citizens to sue political officials on the basis of willful breach of public contract and gross misuse of the public's money? We are currently seeing the Andersen, Merril Lynch, et al trials in the USA. Some people have been fined for violating professional ethics. Others are even going to jail. As a Dominican, can I sue the PRD government for willfully sabotaging my and my childrens' financial future?

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    I didn't know that 'Andersen, Merril Lynch, et al' were as much a part of the American government as the PRD to the Dominican...

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    Thumbs down Ambrouis Bowlino

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    In 1986, Vincho Castillo, a prominent Dominican attorney, sued former PRD President Salvador Jorge Blanco for embezzlement and abuse of power. Jorge Blanco was jailed for some time but was later released for health reasons and finally found innocent by the Santo Domingo Court of Appeals in 2001.

    You have the right to file a "denuncia-querella" similar to Vincho's against any public official, supported with the appropriate evidence.

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    Mondongo, in a rogue state like the DR wouldn't you be scared to even intent such a thing. I would.

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    Fabio, thanks for the response. I am curious how much evidence would have to be presented to show willful abuse of power and misuse of funds. I'm glad that there is precedent. Maybe a class action suit is the way to go.

    Onions, you are correct about that. I ,alone, would not try to take money away from these gangsters.

    Ambiorix, althogh my statement was admittedly somewhat incongruent, your inference was askew from its intent.

    Edited to add: I am not indicting ALL PRD members, only the perpetrators of the current thefts!...
    Last edited by mondongo; 06-02-2002 at 11:51 PM.

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    Well, after looking through Mr. Webster for some help I'd have to say yes, yes it was.

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