Local May 1, 2013 | 8:20 am

Former Chief Justice’s gaffe reopens Sun Land scandal

Santo Domingo.- Former Supreme Court chief justice Jorge Subero’s statement that the ruling in the Sun Land case was politically motivated proves prevarication, said Dominican Anti-Corruption Alliance (Adoco) president Julio Cesar de la Rosa.

Adocco’s position coincides with the Justice and Transparency Foundation (FJT), which in addition called Subero’s statement irresponsible and embarrassing.

"A confession supersedes evidence," de la Rosa said Tuesday, noting that the Supreme Court’s previous justices could face legal action for refusing to process those responsible for the Dominican Government’s US$130.0 million contract with the Sun Land company in 2006.

He said Subero statement confirms that the justices ruled based on the interests of those who had been appointed to the post, and not according to what the law stipulates, which violates the Constitution. "That makes it clear that there was a violation, and could face prosecution. It’s clearly a transgression."

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