Prosecutor cries “foul” as court frees four

The Collegiate Court of San Pedro de Macoris released four men yesterday, all well-known drug traffickers according to El Nuevo Diario. Prosecutor Henry Estevez de Leon said that he would appeal the decision of the Collegiate Tribunal of the Penal Chamber of the Court of the First Instance in San Pedro de Macoris. Apparently one of the first tasks of the new Supreme Court will be to evaluate the judges serving on the nation’s courts. Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez called for the evaluation in his Christmas speech. Society in general shares the concern about the complacency of some of the judges in drug trafficking cases. The prosecutor criticized the release of four men who are accused of transporting 103 kilos of cocaine and who were facing sentences of up to 30 years in jail.

Baseball Round Robin

The final standings of the first section of the Dominican Winter League Championship, dedicated to Reynaldo n Papy – Bisono, went like this:

Games behind

30 – 20

26 – 24

26 – 24

25 – 26

24 – 27

20 – 30

The top four teams now start an 18-game round robin tournament with the top two teams going to the grand finale.

The first games will be held tonight in Santo Domingo and in Santiago.

In Santo Domingo, the Leones del Escogido will “visit” the Tigres del Licey in the Estadio Quisqueya. J. Norberto will pitch for Escogido and Ramon Ortiz will go for the Tigres.

In Santiago, at the Estadio Cibao, the Aguilas Cibaenas will host the Gigantes del Cibao in a battle of regional rivals. E. Volquez will throw for the Gigantes and L. Barcelo will take to the mound for the Aguilas.