dgfred wrote:There is absolutely no reason to be in the DR.
EVERYTHING there can be found somewhere around Italy. I will believe he will be in court when I see his pasty self there.
Obviously the reason to be in the DR is to avoid going to jail. Sollecito likely though it was a good choice because in the past the DR had a sketchy extradition history. Two weeks ago they arrested an Italian fugitive who had the same idea. The DR sent him back to Italy the same day. Seems the DR is not safe haven after all.
An excellent, point, McCall.
His name was Giovanni Costa, from Palermo.
And it didn't take YEARS from the start of this investigation for this to happen...just months. The Squadra Mobile, collaborating with the Servizio Centrale Operativo (SCO), Interpol and the border police took six months to capture him.
FYI, The Dominican Republic has about 10 million inhabitants, and more than 20 thousand of them are Italian residents, and that number is trending upwards. Yup, the number is increasing in spite of the latest Italian to arrive on the island.
Here's an interesting article, published earlier this year. No time to translate the whole thing, but here's what Knife Boy should know.
That (Fatal) Attraction of
Italian Fugitives to The Dominican Republic
No time to translate the whole thing, but here's what Beach Boy should realize about the Dominican Republic and extradition, instead of thinking:
"... The Dominican Republic is one of the countries preferred by many Italian tourists , and even
our home-grown Italian fugitives because the thinking is, albeit mistaken,that you can get away with it [in the DR] because they do not yet have an extradition treaty with Italy. The fact is that even if the amount of time handling and carrying out these procedures are long, thanks to tightening-up procedures in very recent years, and an improved collaboration with the National Police, it is now possible to expel fugitives from the country as part of the international research done by Interpol .
Thus, over the past three years,ten (TEN!!!!) Italian citizens have been returned to the Italian authorities, criminals who blissfully enjoyed the beauty of the island and who were wanted for criminal association for international drug trafficking and other serious crimes.
Three of those "most wanted" Italian criminals were entered on the special list of the 100 most dangerous Italian fugitives..."
Final comment in the article:
"To sum up, going to the Dominican Republic to have a good time, is becoming harder and harder for criminals on the run." http://www.narcomafie.it/2013/04/19/que ... ominicana/
Hey, if the DR doesn't work out...what about BOLIVIA?
Bolivia worked out (for a while, anyway).... for the Butcher of Lyon, Klaus Barbie...Why couldn't it work as a safe haven for The Blade Boy of Bari?
Apparently, oddly, back in the '70's...Papa Doc received his medical education in Bolivia. Might he still have influential friends there?
P.S. Scratch that last idea. I don't think the Bolivian people would tolerate RS for long...Look what they did to another suspected murderer.
Bolivian villagers punish rapist and murderer by throwing him into his victim's grave and burying him alive
From this article: "The state has sanctioned indigenous justice in Bolivia."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z2hAmfEhI7