Local April 17, 2013 | 7:39 am

Dominican Republic’s highest court rules on two major cases today

Santo Domingo.- The Supreme Court is expected to hand down two key rulings in as many cases today Wednesday, starting with the Criminal Chamber’s decision on the appeal filed against former Dominican Agrarian Institute (IAD) director Jaime Rodriguez Guzman, charged with the Bahia de Las Aguilas land title fraud.

The high court will also hear charges of slander filed by former president Hipolito Mejia against Peravia province senator Wilton Guerrero, who accused the ex chief executive of using money from the Sinaloa drug cartel during his presidential campaign as the opposition PRD party candidate.

The Supreme Court Penal Chamber headed by justice Miriam German will read the ruling on the Bahia de las Aguilas case at 9am, on the appeal filed by National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso against a lower court’s decision.

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The Supreme Court headed by Chief justice Mariano German will hear the slander case against Guerrero starting 9 am, in the 7th floor of the building located at the Centro de Los Heroes (La Feria).

Mejia also accused newspaper El Caribe Editor-in-chief Osvaldo Santana violating several articles law on Freedom of Expression.

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