Canadian in Dominican casino scandal to remain behind bars
Santo Domingo.- A National District court on Thursday ruled not to hear an appeal by a Canadian shareholder of Dream Casinos Corp. who seeks his release.
1st Appellate Court presiding judge Julio César Cano suspended the hearing on Antonio Carbone’s request for bond, until the Supreme Court rules on a challenge against the judges filed by the Dream Casinos management.
Carbone was given one year pretrial detention after being indicted on attempted murder of Dream Casinos Corp. COO Fernando Baez Guerrero, with a firebomb hurled at his car last December.
The company’s attorneys challenged the judge who was to hear the case, claiming that its president Eduardo Sanchez is the brother of Col. Felix Sanchez, who worked as Carbone’s bodyguard.
The case was sent to the Supreme Court after Baez’s lawyer challenged the 1st Appellate Court judges, with documents proving that Col. Sanchez is Judge Sanchez’s brother.