Local October 24, 2017 | 2:06 pm

Tough-nosed judge to rule in cases of seized assets

J. A. Vargas

Santo Domingo.- The Judicial Council on Mon. authorized National District Coordinating Instruction judge, José Alejandro Vargas, to rule in cases of assets frozen from money laundering and terrorism financing.

It also appointed National District judge Kenya Scarlett Romero, as his liaison in the multisector tables with the International Financial Action Task Force, with to the group of Latin America, known like Gafilat.

In a statement, the Council said the order was notified to all of its departments and to the Justice Ministry, adding that Vargas and Romero “have expertise in the topic of money laundering and financing of terrorism and its regulations.”

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