New tough DA wastes no time, sends politico to prison
Santo Domingo. The National District’s new Prosecutor wasted no time in continuing her reputation as a tough DA earned during several years in Santiago, when early Tuesday sent to Najayo prison ex senator Tonty Rutinel, charged with beating his wife.
Yenny Berenice Reynoso, who took over the post of DA just last week, sent the former lawmaker to the high security facility after his refusal to leave a cell of the Ciudad Nueva Courthouse during 17 days, despite obtaining a bond of RDD$10 million for his release.
Rutinel, arrested December 14, had since refused to leave the Courthouse jail, affirming he wouldn’t do so until the court released him on his own recognizance.
Reynoso’s tough-nosed reputation earned her president Leonel Fernandez’s promotion from the DA post in Santiago to the Dominican capital.