Monday, December 12, 2011

Bauer's Trial Postponed Until January In "Mule Smuggling" Heroin Case In The Dominican Republic

Jimmy Bauer's attorney failed to show up in court on Monday and the tribunal hearing was postponed and rescheduled for January 30, according to court records.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 12, 2011

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - On Monday, the Second Tribunal Court judges in Santo Domingo decided to postpone a trial hearing for Jaime Vargas, aka, "Jimmy Bauer," a local known bachata singer from New York City. Bauer's attorney failed to show up for the hearing and it was rescheduled for January 30. He is being held on charges for trafficking and trying to smuggle heroin into the U.S.
A hearing for Bauer on November 14, was rescheduled for Dec. 12, after prison (jail) authorities in Najayo failed to present him at court for the hearing. Court records indicate, Bauer is trying to make a plea agreement in the case and have a trial and sentencing hearing separately.
He has gone through a psychiatric evaluation for minor mental disorder behavior. Officials dispute his claim that he suffering from any mental stress or mild disorder after Bauer recently granted an interview with Nuria, who has a Televised program and answered questions without any difficulty.
Bauer has been held in jail since, November 1, 2010 after being arrested for trying to smuggle one kilo of heroin in his stomach, known as "Mule Smuggling." He collapsed at the Santo Domingo International Las Americas Airport when detained for suspicous behavior and minutes after a small pellet full of heroin ruptured inside his stomach. The rupture caused an overdose that almost killed Bauer.
After an x-ray, doctors at a military hospital later removed 88 pellets (small balloons) of 1.04 kilogram totalling 2.2 pounds of pure heroin that Bauer had injested. Bauer later admitted that he tried to smuggle the heroin, becaue he was broke, having financial problems and wanted some quick cash to make a bachata music video, according to authorities.
If Bauer would have made the flight to the U.S., most likely he wouldn't have survived the flight, according to authorities.

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