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Cuban prosecutor that was awaiting trial on corruption escapes from Cuba,Submitted by: Camila

Cuban prosecutor that was awaiting trial on corruption escapes from Cuba
Submitted by: Camila
11 / 27 / 2014

The Cuban prosecutor Hilda Batista Torriente, who was awaiting for trial
on charges of forgery and insider trading, managed to evade immigration
controls and escaped from Cuba on a flight to Costa Rica.

Hilda Torriente Batista, who weighed about a prosecution request for 18
years’ imprisonment, could circumvent the restrictions imposed by the
Cuban authorities to take a plane in the “José Martí” International
Airport in Havana last September.

The source did not specify how Batista managed to evade the order that
prevented her from traveling abroad while waiting for the prosecution,
which may have occurred in collusion with immigration officials or using
false documents.

Batista, 42, was with other lawyers awaiting trial for a known case of
corruption, which would have falsified documents in homes litigation. By
the time the case uncovered she worked in the Office of the municipality
Arroyo Naranjo.

It is unclear whether she would stay in Costa Rica or use the Central
American country as a springboard to move to the United States. The
Cuban government could report her to Interpol to get her arrest.
Currently Cuba has ordered the capture of Mario Betancourt Caraballoso,
born in Camagüey, and sought for crimes of ongoing fraud, bribery and
forgery of bank and commercial documents.

In the middle of last year, Interpol captured in Dominican Republic and
sent to Havana two fugitives from Cuban justice: Lazaro Lopez Pereira,
required under the charge of forgery and trafficking; and Reinaldo
Torres Hernandez, who was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2011,
but had obtained his conditional and escaped abroad.

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