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Extinction of Domain Bill in the limelight

For years under the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) governments of Leonel Fernandez and Danilo Medina, a bill that would give the government the right to confiscate assets acquired through illicit operations stagnated in the National Congress. The latest bill eventually expired. The present penalties for corruption in government are relatively light and traditionally drug capos …
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Finjus and deputy blast lax penalties for corruption; Pacheco open to amend the proposal

The executive vice-president of the Institutionalism and Justice Foundation (Finjus), Servio Tulio Castaños Guzmán, told reporters last week that the Penal Code that is currently under study in Congress needs more work. He said that just two or three years in jail would not serve as a deterrent against corruption. At the same time he …