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Dominican Justice issues a warrant against former big leaguer Miguel Tejada

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Former Major League Baseball player Miguel Tejada is accused of issuing bad checks, for which the National District Penal Execution Court issued an arrest warrant against him.

The accusation against Tejada was made in 2018 and he was found guilty of violation of article 66, of law 28-59 on checks without financial support to the detriment of Henry Rafael Soto Lara.

The decision was made by Judge Ana Lee Florimón. Lawyers Rafael Rivas Solano and José Chía Sánchez, legal representatives of Soto Lara, explained that it was in July 2019, when the Fourth Criminal Chamber of the First Instance Court of the National District issued the sentence against Miguel Tejada.

As explained, the decision was appealed by Tejada in October 2020, which was rejected by the Second Criminal Chamber of the National District Court of Appeal, as well as the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice.

His salary income as a major league player is estimated to have been in excess of 100 million.

The plaintiffs’ lawyers understand that the defendant must comply with the measure in prison and is at liberty, in contempt of the ruling.

They indicated that, with the decision, Judge Florimón ratifies the decision on the sentence against Tejeda, issued by the Fourth Criminal Chamber of the National District Court of First Instance, in July 2019, for which she ordered that it be conducted for the purposes corresponding legal regulations.

The magistrate also ordered to notify the Public Ministry, the Department of Search and Capture of Fugitives of the National Police, as well as the victim and the attorneys in charge of her, in order that the order of capture, arrest and driving is executed.

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