The former Democratic Change Party (CD) presidential candidate José Domingo Arias made himself available to the Anti-Corruption Special Prosecutor’s Office after this April 25 resumed investigations into the payment of bribes by Odebrecht to Panamanian officials.
Arias appeared yesterday at the Avesa building, headquarters of the Anticorruption prosecutors, one day after his campaign treasurer, José Porta Álvarez, was taken to make an investigatory statement.
Porta Alvarez was charged with money laundering charges and was even imposed a provisional apprehension measure while continuing his second day of inquest.
The prosecution follows the trail to the CD campaign treasurer trying to prove that through accounts opened in different jurisdictions funds were transferred to the 2014 official campaign.
Arias was the first ‘high profile’ official of the Martinelli government (2009 – 2014), who was charged with the investigation of the Brazilian construction company.