Local March 18, 2022 | 8:19 am

Notorious Dominican colonel back in the headlines

Santo Domingo.- Despite being at the center of scandals such as the Lottery, the “PEPE Card” and Baninter, Retired Colonel Pedro Julio Goico Guerrero is again news.

He has not been reinstated into the ranks of the Army of the Dominican Republic, as ruled by the the third chamber of the Superior Administrative Court.

The Ministry of Defense reacted to the rumors of the reinstatement of the colonel who was put in retirement on August 31, 2004, by the then president Leonel Fernández.

“The Ministry of Defense has not ordered the reinstatement of Colonel ® Pedro Julio Goico Guerrero, ERD. As stated in official letter No. 10375 of March 14, 2022, there is a ruling from the Third Chamber of the Superior Administrative Court (TSA) No. 0030-04-2021, dated 10-12-21, which orders his reinstatement to the ranks of the Army and the payment of wages not received in the performance of his duties,” the Ministry of Defense said in a press release.

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March 18, 2022 9:26 am

He needs Jail Time !

March 18, 2022 9:50 am

Look, I don’t hate the Dominican Republic. I certainly do not hate her people. I chose to live in the DR and embrace the Dominican life with honesty and truth. Unfortunately, there is little of that being reciprocated from the Dominican side. The Dominican culture is in direct conflict with truth and honesty. From the taxi driver picking you up at the airport to the staff at the hotels to the corrupt casinos to the beach vendors to the police checkpoints to the shady landlords that will fight you tooth and nail before returning deposits to every local business treating your US dollar like it is of less value when they are receiving it (40 to 1 instead of 55 1 for example) – almost everywhere is a scam, a corrupt act, an unfair advantage. What is different now, is that more Dominicans are scamming other Dominicans and not just foreigners. That is why Abinader won the Presidency. It’s okay to screw the visitors but don’t you dare shake down the locals.

March 18, 2022 1:52 pm
Reply to  SillyPutty

maybe you should stop hanging out with sketchy people, hanging around casinos and stuff, if you hang out in those places you will be sorrounded by scammers.

March 18, 2022 3:34 pm
Reply to  Ysabel

I like your name and I am a gentlemen. Kindly stating, are you saying that all taxi drivers are sketchy people? How do you filter out your taxi driver or Uber driver? Again, this is based on my experiences when I first came to the DR in 2005. I’ve since moved on to owning transportation, etc. How do you hang out with the police checkpoint guys who stop you for shakedowns? I do visit the beaches of boca chica and bayahibe. How do you hang out with the beach vendors? Don’t they have a right to be around tourists and the general population? I’m not choosing public company, like everybody else who they choose, they chose me.

Paul Tierney
March 18, 2022 12:22 pm

Just the fact that a reinstatement, whether true or false, is mentioned of Pepe Goico, seems very outrageous.