DR lawyer for Americans in Haiti has no license
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - February 12, 2010 -- An official says the Dominican man giving legal advice to 10 Americans detained in Haiti on child-kidnapping charges has no license to practice law in his home country.
Jorge Puello operates a consulting and law practice in Santo Domingo. He has been spokesman for the American Baptists charged with child kidnapping after they tried to take 33 children out of the country without authorization.
Jose Parra is vice president of the Dominican Lawyers Association. He says Puello has no license to practice.
Puello declined comment Friday. He said he would be busy in court helping a U.S. firm set up a business in the Dominican Republic.
haiti, haitian earthquake, national/world
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