i have been chatting with a friend of mine that is on the ground presently in sosua. here are a couple emails he has sent me over the past couple days:
I went by to see Wilfried today. He is very happy with all the decisions he made along the way. The girl wanted 200,000 pesos. He said no way and off to jail. She has 3 lawyers and has not received a penny yet. She's been shaking on the tree for more than 2 weeks and nothing has fallen out. Wilfried was released and had to pay some bail or something but nothing to the girl. She is now in the position where she has to continue the fight and pay lawyers if she wants to pursue it. She and her lawyers thought it would be quick and easy money. They now know they will be in for a fight and probably get nothing so they'll probably give up. The lawyers will start asking her for money and she's going to be up a creek thinking she can at least get Wilfried to pay her lawyer bills...ooops.
Everyone owes Wilfried gratitude for being a guy to stand up to the shake down artists.
This town has become Shakedown City, DR. I just found out another guy I know is in jail and is being shaken down for $2,500. He's probably going to pay it. Sorry, I won't go into details. I'll let him do that if he survives. Point is, everytime a girl successfully shakes down a guy the rest of the girls are emboldened. The word spreads and the next thing you know the National Police are knocking on your door. I think the Sosua area has become targeted for a major clean up. They want to restore it back to regular tourism and bring in the cruise ships to POP. Honestly, I would NOT go near those bars. I would NOT even think of taking a girl from those bars home. Today I took a walk and within a few minutes I see two National Policemen on a moto pulled over and chatting with a girl. Another girl comes over to give one of the guys a kiss. As I walk by they finish chatting, smile and bump fists as they part. Gee, what's her name? I wanna take her home.
those are two emails i received , the first one yesterday or the day before, the second one this evening.