Local January 9, 2013 | 7:34 am

The US asks to probe money laundering convict’s allegations

Santo Domingo.- U.S. ambassador Raul Yzaguirre on Tuesday said Dominican authorities should investigate the allegations by money laundering convict Sobeida Felix on the money which Puerto Rican drug trafficker Jose Figueroa Agosto allegedly gave politicians and military officials.

"These are allegations that should be verified and investigated and I imagine that the authorities are doing so, but it’s justice that must decide," the diplomat said, interviewed in the National Palace,

He said it’s up to Dominican Justice to follow up on the revelations made by the Puerto Rican drug lord’s paramour.

Yzaguirre said drug trafficking is a threat that must be confronted, noting that it’s "an evil that we must root out and we must be vigilant every day, because anyone can fall into corruption. "Unfortunately, the drug trade is a corruption that affects all levels of government in every nation of the world."

Authorities did not leave copies

The previous National District prosecutor Alejandro Moscoso didn’t leave copies of the depositions made when he signed the plea bargaining agreement with Felix to reveal the workings of Figueroa’s network.

National District prosecutor Yeni Reynoso made the revelation yesterday, noting that she didn’t have Felix’s statements in her possession . "The only thing I can say is that Sobeida’s statements to the District Attorney were not deposited in the file," the official said, quoted by elCaribe.com.do.

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