Judge Rodriguez Consoro investigated for serious faults

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The Judicial Council suspended judge Juan Francisco Rodríguez Consoró for four months with pay for serious faults. The judge was assigned to the Ninth Court of Instruction under the Judicial Office of Permanent Attention Services of the National District. An ongoing investigation by the judicial inspector department of the Supreme Court of Justice and now the Public Prosecutor’s Office (Pepca) is moving forward.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office said it has received the case and is following through with a criminal investigation against the judge. The investigation by Judicial Branch inspectors began several months ago. The judge would be subject to disciplinary action by the Judicial Branch.

Judge Rodriguez Consoró made front page newspaper headlines when he dismissed from all responsibility the accused in the irregular sale of government land in the Los...

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So many issues come out of this story . It is not the first time that Pepca has not prepared its case well nor is it the first time that a judge has disqualified himself from a case so it all comes down to handing down a light sentence to a drug dealer and he would not be the first judge to that or with a wink and a nod permit the accused to flee the country. Anyway ,the prosecutor can appeal a sentence. This story has a remarkable likeness to the well known situation in Australia where the Chief Justice, some decades ago, developed a reputation for letting tax cheats go in their cases brought about by the Australian Taxation office. There was nothing the Australian Government could do. In the DR it is a different situation where politics are played out in the legal system. In this country, judges are in fact judge and jury so no judge can duck the responsibility of a bad decision by blaming the Jury . If this judge is going to defend himself on the basis of independence of the Judiciary , then,in this country, he will be on a very sticky wicket.........to use a cricket term!