Local January 24, 2013 | 12:29 pm

Embattled retired General charges Deputy of slander

Santo Domingo.- Retired general Pedro Julio Goico Guerrero (Pepe Goico) on Thursday filed charges of slander before the Supreme Court against opposition PRD party deputy Geovanny Tejada, and three media outlets.

Goico accuses Tejada of violating the Freedom of Expression Law and other legislation, by using libelous statements against him in TV programs of the RNN Network, hosted by Hector Herrera Cabral.

He said Tejada told some media that on ex president Hipolito Mejia’s instructions, he had leaked the plea bargaining agreement between money laundering convict Sobeida Felix and the National District Office of the Prosecutor. "That to execute his plan, Hipolito Mejía used as his chief emissary, the former head of his security detail, ex coronel Pedro Julio Goico (Pepe) to send the document to the newspaper."

"In his appearance at the TV channel, the accused Geovanny Tejada said Hipolito and his collaborator’s had unleashed a smear and lowly campaign against the president of the PRD, which is unprecedented in that political organization’s history," Goico said.

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