Fraud Claims Over German Dog Sales Bring Down Fla. Man

Law360, Miami (April 10, 2017, 10:48 PM EDT) -- A Florida state judge has entered a default judgment against a Miami-area man engaged in a venture involving imports of prize-winning dogs from Germany for breeding purposes, finding credible evidence he attempted to bribe and extort a witness to avoid testimony supporting claims he defrauded his business partner.

Jose R. Diaz Dauhajre's demeanor on the stand and his inconsistent and evasive testimony proved not credible, while deposition testimony from the potential witness, a German dog broker, and other evidence, including Diaz's own text messages, were “clear and convincing” as to misconduct, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge E. Cueto said in his order,...

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