HW 1 - Valerie Bodden K(10-0014 Analysis of Current...

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Valerie Bodden K. (10-0014) Analysis of Current Dominican Issues-Sec.02 Professor Elsa Torres May 24, 2011 Puerto Rican kingpin off to NY, leaving of trail drugs and  murders in Dominican Republic http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2011/5/25/39672/Puerto-Rican-kingpin-off-to-NY-leaving-of- trail-drugs-and-murders-in NEW YORK. – The Puerto Rican murder convict Jose Figueroa Agosto was taken to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, from the Guaynabo federal prison for security reasons, San Juan newspaper Primera Hora reports. In Santo Domingo, seven alleged killers hired by Figueroa to gun down at least five people linked to his money laundering network went on trial today. Since last week Figueroa’s name figures among the inmates considered for transfer out of that correctional facility based on risks to their own security, as unconfirmed reports refer to the transfer of other members of his ring, also to different federal facilities in the U.S. to serve out their sentence. On Tuesday the Federal Court in San Juan declined an appeal for a new trial in the murder of Arnaldo Martinez "Nandy el Gruero," for which Figueroa was convicted. Known in Puerto Rico as "Junior Cápsula," Figueroa sought a new trial claiming he didn’t commit the murder, for which was sentenced to 209 years in prison, and escaped from Guaynabo while serving time. He also faces another federal case on drug trafficking, an indictment unsealed after his June 17, 2010, arrest in a San Juan residential area, after a high speed chase. Overview The drug magnate Jose Figueroa Agosto was transferred from his prison cell in Puerto Rico to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York. This was done because of security reasons. Not solely will be prisoner be far more secure and less able to escape in the United States, but also, the whole institution itself was threatened while he was there. On the other hand, some of his hired assassins will be put to trial in the Dominican Republic today alongside with some of his partners accused of money laundering. Opinion Figueroa Agosto is a very famous drug dealer because of the magnitude of people of high social class that he got involved with while he lived in the Dominican Republic. He also enticed a long list of murders related to his money laundering. He was transferred because the institution he was in ran security risks while having him there. I believe he should get all of the years he got for
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