Lessons from the Antonio Carbone / Dream Casinos case – stay away from the Dominican Republic
By Christine Duhaime | May 2nd, 2017
No due process for Canadian businessman
According to this story in a Dominican Republic newspaper dated May 2, 2017, a Canadian business executive from Ontario who majority owns the Dream Casinos, Antonio Carbone, who has been incarcerated in the Dominican Republic for over two years without a trial and without the benefit of due process, will remain incarcerated for what appears to be an indefinite period of time.
Mr. Carbone was arrested on January 25, 2015, in the Dominican Republic on an allegation of attempting to murder a Dominican foreign national, Fernando Baez Guerrero, by allegedly setting fire to Baez’ vehicle on December 1, 2014. As you’ll see from the below, Mr. Carbone was not in the Dominican Republic on December 1, 2014. As you’ll further see, below, Mr. Carbone was arrested on January 25, 2015, at the Punta Cana International Airport without a warrant for his arrest and “but for” that unauthorized arrest, he would be in Canada.
Further, according to interviews by award-winning Canadian journalists from The Fifth Estate (reported here), the allegations against Mr. Carbone in the Dominican Republic are based on what turned out to be unreliable evidence, namely inconsistent statements of alleged facts that were later contradicted.