|05SANTODOMINGO3444||2005-07-01 21:17:00||UNCLASSIFIED||Embassy Santo Domingo|
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
UNCLAS SANTO DOMINGO 003444
1. (U) On July 1, 2005, Dominican fugitive Rocque
Rodriguez Gonzalez was returned to the United States in the
company of a U.S. Marshal. Rodriguez Gonzalez is wanted to
stand trial in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York on charges that he conspired to
distribute cocaine, ref A.
2. (U) Rodriguez Gonzalez was arrested by the Dominican
National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) on an arrest
warrant issued pursuant to a USG request for extradition.
Rodriguez Gonzalez waived his rights to an extradition
hearing in front of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court
and executed a witnessed, notarized affidavit indicating his
desire to return voluntarily to the United States.
3. (U) Rodriguez Gonzalez is the 35th fugitive subject to
extradition who has been returned to the United States during
the second administration of President Leonel Fernandez. He
is the 21st fugitive returned from the Dominican Republic to
the United States in 2005.