Local April 26, 2013 | 9:27 am

Trial for Bahia de Las Aguilas land fraud starts June 7

Santo Domingo.- A National District court on Thursday set for June 7 the start of the trial against former Dominican Agrarian Institute (IAD) director Jaime Rodriguez Guzman and two others, charged with titles fraud on thousands of hectares at Bahia de Las Aguilas beach (southwest).

1st Appellate Court president Giselle Mendez set the hearing against the former official, his wife Margarita Reyna and his brother Rafael Antonio Rodriguez, 9am on that date.

The date for the hearing was set after National District Criminal Chamber presiding judge Ramona Rodriguez referred the case to the Supreme Court, which overturned a lower court ruling favoring the defendants, and ordered a new trial.

In addition to the National District prosecutors, Laura Acosta Lora was named a special attorney for what is considered the country’s biggest land fraud case.

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