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December 26, 2010
Salvador Jorge Blanco Former president of Dominican Republic Salvador Jorge Blanco, 84, a former Dominican Republic president who was convicted of corruption in a decision later overturned by an appeals court, died Sunday at his home in Santo Domingo, said his son, Orlando Jorge Mera. He had been in a coma since suffering a cerebral hematoma when he fell out of bed Nov. 20 and had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, in which liquid builds up around the brain and spinal cord.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2010
Salvador Jorge Blanco Former president of Dominican Republic Salvador Jorge Blanco, 84, a former Dominican Republic president who was convicted of corruption in a decision later overturned by an appeals court, died Sunday at his home in Santo Domingo, said his son, Orlando Jorge Mera. He had been in a coma since suffering a cerebral hematoma when he fell out of bed Nov. 20 and had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, in which liquid builds up around the brain and spinal cord.
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July 6, 1989 | From Reuters
Former President Salvador Jorge Blanco, jailed on corruption charges, was released on $57,000 bail Wednesday to accompany his injured wife to the United States for treatment, judicial sources said. They said Jorge Blanco left immediately for Miami aboard an air ambulance with his wife, Asela Mera de Jorge. Family doctors said she was in serious condition after falling down a staircase while visiting her husband in prison Sunday.
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July 6, 1989 | From Reuters
Former President Salvador Jorge Blanco, jailed on corruption charges, was released on $57,000 bail Wednesday to accompany his injured wife to the United States for treatment, judicial sources said. They said Jorge Blanco left immediately for Miami aboard an air ambulance with his wife, Asela Mera de Jorge. Family doctors said she was in serious condition after falling down a staircase while visiting her husband in prison Sunday.
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November 28, 1988
Former Dominican Republic President Salvador Jorge Blanco was sentenced in absentia by a court in Santo Domingo to 20 years' imprisonment and ordered to pay a $16.6-million fine for corruption. Jorge Blanco, who ruled the Caribbean nation between 1983 and 1986, later told a Dominican television station in an interview from his home in Atlanta that he will return to Santo Domingo on Wednesday to face the charges. The court also imposed 20-year prison terms and $16.
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September 25, 1985
Police broke up an international smuggling ring that used the Dominican Republic as a base to ship high-grade cocaine to the United States, President Salvador Jorge Blanco said. He said that 1,320 pounds of cocaine were confiscated and that several people, including police and retired army officials and U.S. citizens, were arrested.
NEWS
December 1, 1988
Former Dominican Republic President Salvador Jorge Blanco was arrested on his return to the Caribbean nation to appeal his recent conviction on corruption charges. Jorge Blanco, 62, was arrested by Dominican officials and placed aboard a Dominican air force helicopter and flown to Ensanche Le Fe prison in Santo Domingo. Jorge Blanco, president of the Dominican Republic from 1982 to 1986, was sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison and fined $16 million.
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February 14, 1986 | United Press International
The government said it will consider establishing refugee centers for Haitians if violence breaks out again in the neighboring country. President Salvador Jorge Blanco closed the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti when Duvalier left Port-au-Prince on Feb. 7. Provisional centers would provide temporary shelter, food and medicine to Haitians who flee their homeland, a government statement said Wednesday.
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August 6, 1987 | United Press International
A judge has accused former President Salvador Jorge Blanco of embezzling millions of dollars in state funds as part of a kickback scheme run with military officers and businessmen. Judge Francia Concepcion said in an order sent Tuesday to a criminal court that Jorge Blanco conspired with banker Leonel Almonte and businessman Juan Tomas Pena Valentin to embezzle the equivalent of $35 million through the sale of vehicles and equipment to the army and police at triple the normal price.
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November 28, 1988
Former Dominican Republic President Salvador Jorge Blanco was sentenced in absentia by a court in Santo Domingo to 20 years' imprisonment and ordered to pay a $16.6-million fine for corruption. Jorge Blanco, who ruled the Caribbean nation between 1983 and 1986, later told a Dominican television station in an interview from his home in Atlanta that he will return to Santo Domingo on Wednesday to face the charges. The court also imposed 20-year prison terms and $16.
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