Saturday, March 11, 2006

Extradition or kidnaping?

The U.S. government tried to extradite a man to the Dominican Republic. He waited in the FDC in Miami for 8 months fighting it, claiming the DR was lying and fabricating evidence to secure the extradition. Guy Lewis and Mike Tein convinced Magistrate JudgeBarry Garber that the extradition was based on false testimony. Unbelievable. Here's the Herald story which was emailed to me.


Anonymous said...

I read the article in the Herald, and as a defense lawyer I feel for anyone that is facing extradition. But, as one who did business in the Domincan Republic during the Presideny of Hipolito Mejia it is highly improbable, if not ipossible, to belive that Mr. Shlomo Ben-Tov did not bribe Dominican officials. A $56 Million dollar contract in the DR is like a $1 Billion defense contract in the US, ask Randall "Duke" Cunningham how tempting teh bribes can be. I would concur that no one should be extradited except upon sufficient evidence--hum maybe the US should be re-taught the standard for extraditions. Given the scarce resources that are dedicated to the training of police in the DR (and in fact elsewhere in the developing world) and the lack of professionalism in the Domincan judiciary, the evidence would be less than acceptable for Mag. Garber, and I would commend him for his courage in refusing the exradition request. Note in the Herald article it mentions Shlomo Ben-Tov escaped from a Domincan jail, you think that happened without bribing someone? Please spare us the PR from Shlomo Ben-Tov, just the facts would be enough. The CR routinely ranks amongst teh most corrupt nations in the hemisphere and that is for a reason.

Anonymous said...

It is just as it is told by anonimo.I live in the DR