Local February 22, 2012 | 3:37 pm

The US drops request to extradite “Franklin The Boss”

Santo Domingo.- The United States Embassy repealed its request to extradite urban merengue singer Jose Altagracia Corcino (Franklin The Boss), wanted in that country on charges of prostitution of minors.

Justice Ministry Extradition Department director Gisela Cueto Wednesday said the US Government administratively desisted from the request against Corcino, whose mother and one brother are being held in the case in the US.

She said the defendant, now in the extraditables block at Najayo Prison, was informed of the American government decision, and will be released in the next few hours.

Corcino had been accused of the crime which led to the extradition request, filed in September, 11, 2003.

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