Multiple news sources in the Dominican Republic are reporting the arrest of Dominican cigar maker José Dominguez on charges of tax evasion. Dominguez is best known for being the manufacturer of Victor Sinclair and José Dominguez-branded cigars.
The arrest occurred this past week in Santiago by the Dominican Republic’s National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD). This arrest was made due to a request for extradition by the United States.
In 2017, Dominguez was indicted by a U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on charges of tax evasion on products he had imported in the U.S. The report references the arrest warrant was issued at the request of the United States relating to the same case.
No further details were announced in terms of what happened after the arrest. Dominguez had been scheduled to do several events in the U.S., but these appearances did not occur.