Former Dominican baseball player Miguel Tejada, who in his star days was a key player with the Baltimore Orioles in the Major Leagues or the Oakland Athletics, made headlines this weekend for ordering his arrest.
The Penalty Execution Court of the Judicial Department of the Dominican National District issued an arrest and driving order against the player, accused of issuing bad checks.
According to the newspaper “Hoy” of the Dominican Republic: “Judge Ana Lee Florimón, adopted the decision against Miguel Tejada, after finding him guilty of violation of article 66, of law 28-59 on checks, after issuing payments through this document without financial support, to the detriment of Mr. Henry Rafael Soto Lara, victim of the crime. “
They maintain that “the lawyers Rafael Rivas Solano and José Chía Sánchez, legal representatives of Soto Lara, explained that in July 2019, the Fourth Criminal Chamber of the First Instance Court of the National District issued the sentence against Miguel Tejada 042-2019-SSEN- 00109, condemning him to a six-month prison sentence at the Najayo-Hombres Model Prison, for violation of the check law. “
Miguel Tejada played in MLB between 1997 and 2013, leaving in 16 seasons 307 home runs, 1302 RBIs between the Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. .
The newspaper “Hoy” of the Quisqueyan country maintains that “the decision was appealed by Tejada in October 2020, which was rejected by the Second Criminal Chamber of the National District Court of Appeal” something that entails the ratification of the sentence and that for being at liberty, there is a violation of the issued judgment.
“The decision was issued by the Fourth Criminal Chamber of the National District Court of First Instance, in July 2019.
It also ordered that once the arrest and driving order against Tejada has been complied with, he be brought before the National District Penal Execution Judge, for the corresponding legal purposes, “the newspaper closed in its explanation.
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An arrest warrant is issued against former player Miguel Tejada