Dominican Republic High Court fires judge
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC):
The Dominican Republic High Court on Tuesday terminated the services of Regina Carvajal – a judge who has been found guilty of serious offenses on the bench.
Carvajal was convicted of violating the Judiciary Code of Ethics and the Ibero-American Code of Judicial Ethics, resulting from an investigation which determined that she had ruled for drug traffickers.
In March 2009 then Supreme Court Chief Justice, Jorge Subero, ordered an investigation into Carvajal’s actions, just days after she ruled to release convicted murderer Pedro Alejandro Castillo (Quirinito) on bond.
Castillo was arrested again several days later for the kidnapping and murder of the Spaniard Víctor Mella Terrero in December 2007.
Castillo allegedly manipulated court papers to fake his death and burial.
Earlier this week, the police reported that Castillo “possibly fled the country through Haiti".