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Of course I’m back on ODEBRECHT. New faces every week.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200217/continuan-hoy-indagatoria-jaime-lasso-caso-odebrecht The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP) resumed on Monday morning the inquiry followed by the former ambassador of Panama in South Korea, Jaime Lasso, in relation to the Odebrecht case. Lasso, alleged to have received bribes from the Brazilian construction company, showed up at the …

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VOTE FOR THIS: Proposal before Assembly looks to remove cushy punishments for those on the TAKE!!!

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/proponen-impedir-la-sustitucion-de-penas-en-casos-de-corrupcion/ That persons who commit a crime against the public administration are excluded from the benefit of substitute penalties for house arrest and community work. This is one of the proposals raised in a preliminary bill submitted to the plenary of the National Assembly. The initiative, promoted by the independent deputy Gabriel Silva , …

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Charges levied against those involved in massive prison massacre.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/200203/doce-imputados-masacre-joyita The crimes are: aggravated intentional homicide and aggravated intentional homicide for the 13 dead and 14 wounded, resulting in the killing in hall 14 of the prison. Prosecutor David Mendoza says he has the evidence supporting his accusations The Superior Prosecutor of Homicide Prosecutor, David Mendoza, got the Guarantees Judge, …

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Indigenous of Panama: Native inhabitants fall victim to religious “Bubba Miseh”

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- As my readers know, I am not a member of the Jewish faith, yet my granddaughter is being raised between two faiths, as her father is Jewish. That is how I first learned of the Yiddish term of Slavic origin above. “Bubba Miseh”, as I …

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Will Supreme Court grant additional term to prosecute Odebrecht?? Or will people continue to CYA?

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/caso-odebrecht-queda-en-manos-de-la-corte/ The Odebrecht case was now in the hands of the Supreme Court of Justice. This court must decide whether or not to grant an additional term to the investigation carried out by the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor to continue investigating bribes paid by the construction company in Panama. The process remained …

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Nito’s “swamp cleaning” update. More cannibalism in Public Ministry.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200116/200115-cae-segundo-fiscal-ministerio-publico In a second case of alleged corruption in the Public Prosecutor’s Office, an official of the Office of the Specialized Prosecutor for Drug-related Crimes is investigated for the commission of the crime against public administration. The incident was reported through a statement from the Public Prosecutor’s Office in which …

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Emails quiet as a church mouse from the “Brigade” on this.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/fiscal-confirma-hallazgo-de-cadaveres-en-una-fosa-de-la-comunidad-el-terron-comarca-ngabe-bugle/ The superior prosecutor of Bocas del Toro, Rafael Baloyes , confirmed this Thursday, January 16, the discovery of seven bodies in a grave in the community of El Terrón , in the Ngäbe Buglé region . + info National Police confirms grave finding after capture of sect members in the Ngäbe Buglé region These are victims …

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Will “NITO” and new AG ULLOA help or squash the prosecution of the biggest thieves in the history of PANAMA.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/moore-gana-amparo-pesquisa-de-odebrecht-tiene-5-meses-mas/ In a kilometer unanimous ruling of 38 pages, the three magistrates of the First Superior Court of the First Judicial District decided, on January 3, to grant the superior anticorruption prosecutor Zuleyka Moore the protection of constitutional guarantees that interposed in the Odebrecht case. + info Odebrecht, a case in limbo, three …

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To the “Bocas Brigade” both PRO and CON. PNO not driving the boat.

OP ED: Steven- To the loyal contributors that seemingly keep sending stuff to “JB” (even during the holidays), I must say your resolve is admirable. In light of the fact that I, even more than he have stated, are not interested in being the new “Bocasleaks“. Already we have done …

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Defrauded businessman wants to sock Varela while at lunch.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/jueza-de-paz-desestimo-cargos-contra-sultan-por-altercado-con-varela/ The Calidonia Peace Court dismissed the charges against businessman Carlos Sultán, after the altercation he starred with the former President of the Republic Juan Carlos Varela, yesterday Monday at the Makoto restaurant. Judge Sonia Fuentes, issued a resolution filing the complaint after Varela did not appear at the court …

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Cyber threats and computer bullshit to continue in 2020 and beyond.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/tecnologia/191212/principales-amenazas-ciberseguridad-dominaran-2020 The impact of cybercrime will undoubtedly grow in the coming years. Cybersecurity Ventures statistics reveal that such crimes will cost the world $ 6 billion by 2021, compared to $ 3 billion in 2015. This represents the largest economic transfer in history, its amount exceeds, for example, the illegal transfer …

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Peru essentially indicts former “VP” over Odebrecht bribes.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/peru-juez-envia-a-prision-a-exnumero-dos-del-presidente-vizcarra-por-caso-odebrecht/ A judge sent César Villanueva , former number two of the current Peruvian government on Wednesday , accused of obstructing the investigations against him for allegedly receiving illegal payments from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht a decade ago. “I declare the request of the Prosecutor’s Office for 18 months of preventive detention against César Villanueva …

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ODEBRECHT follow up. I just can’t stop covering this.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/las-cuatro-lecciones-del-caso-odebrecht/ It was a Wednesday, December 21, four days of Christmas. It was the year 2016. The news, published on most information websites in the region, shook the business, political and judicial world: the US State Department revealed that executives of the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht confessed that they had as a practice …

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I’m being restrained. Not even allowed to comment on this.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- As I eluded to yesterday, the vim and vigor is taking a back seat for the holidays. But I am so keen to speak on this action, as if is finally making news. I have too many friends to count that work in Customs either …

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Lawyer debate on “Varelaleaks” from La Estrella.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/191122/191125-filtracion-renuncia-nuevo-debate A solicitor of the Nation cannot commit any crime or any act that tarnishes its transparency and credibility. Do you consider that there are enough merits to investigate the attorney of the Nation for the messages leaked in the ‘Varelaleaks’? I believe that there is enough merit to open …

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Unshackled Martinelli, a big problem for the Status Quo.

Criminal accusations of $10 Million in payments being alleged against Mejia’ and Di’az. https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Martinelli-millones-magistrados-Mejia-Diaz_0_5447455217.html Former President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) claims a payment of $ 10 million – $ 5 million each – to magistrates Jerónimo Mejía and Harry Díaz , whom he criminally accused on Thursday, November 21, for the …

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I hope all can feel the joy I have in this. Better than picking Super Bowl winner.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- I’m just saying being “RIGHT” about a topic is so much better than being “WRONG”. All the shit I took in looking at the Martinelli case with open eyes has been vindicated. Even more so now as I live here and learn the patterns of …

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Tables now turned on Porcell. Better learn Mandarin.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Procurador-investiga-Porcell-Varelaleaks_0_5445205471.html The Office of the Attorney General, in charge of Rigoberto Gonzale z, is carrying out two investigations against the Attorney General of the Nation, Kenya Porcell, following the leak of private communications by former President Juan Carlos Varela (2014-2019). González informed La Prensa that the first investigation has to …

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This was fairly hidden from Ex-Pats. At least this one….

OP ED: “JB” Bryson- There is not much scientific to what I post here daily. I generally peruse the local papers in English format and find topics that I want to opine upon. Not rocket science. I was alerted to this story by some readers in America, and found it …

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ODEBRECHT update: Payoff train pulls into Peru.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Peru-condenan-preventiva-escandalo-Odebrecht_0_5435456411.html The Judicial Branch of Peru issued 18 months of preventive detention against 14 of the 16 legal arbitrators accused of favoring the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to the detriment of the State, within the framework of a great corruption scandal. Jorge Chavez, magistrate of the Third Court of Investigation …

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Even “New” Panama, still guilty of selective moral high ground.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/191010/malo-raul-saint-medida-revocan OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- As they usher yet another high level scumbag out of court in handcuffs, with the appearance that Panama is cracking down on BRIBES and PAYOFFS, I do have to laugh. Look, I am certain this MFer is guilty and complicit with ODEBRECHT. Not my …

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Your ODEBRECHT update. Focus now on the creditors.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/Reestructuracion-Odebrecht-complica-division-acreedores_0_5413708582.html Creditors of Odebrecht SA, are divided on how to restructure 25 billion dollars of the obligations of the Brazilian conglomerate, which harms the possibilities of a preliminary agreement that concludes the greater case of bankruptcy protection in Latin America . On the one hand, there are five local banks …

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ODEBRECHT body count rising as ex Ministry head sentenced.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Carlos-Ho_0_5398710103.html The ex-head of Special Projects of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), Carlos Ho , signed a penalty agreement with the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor of the Odebrecht case, and was sentenced to 108 months in prison for committing crimes against public administration and money laundering of capitals. info Prosecutor asks …

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IDB refuses to partner in future with corrupt ODEBRECHT.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Odebrecht-lista-BID-corrupcion_0_5388961136.html The construction company will not be able to participate in projects financed by the multilateral bank until 2024, after recognizing illegal payments in Brazil and Venezuela. Brazilian construction company Norberto Odebrecht (CNO) was disabled to participate in projects financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) until August 2024. info …

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Final Word: Acts were proven, Illegality was not. THE END

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/fiscalia-espionajes-ilegales-tribunal-Martinelli_0_5382961678.html The Public Ministry failed to prove its theory of the case , as a lot of reasonable doubts arose that forced the accused to acquit. info Court affirms that there were failures in puncture investigation That was the conclusion of judges Roberto Tejeira, Raúl Vergara and Arlene Caballero , …

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ODEBRECHT tentacles extend to Peru. GOOD

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Abren-proceso-exfiscal-Peru-Odebrecht_0_5379212029.html Peruvian justice opened a criminal proceeding on Wednesday to former Attorney General Pedro Gonzalo Chávarry, who is accused of the alleged crime of covering up in the corruption scandal unleashed by the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. info Critics raining against prosecutor in Peru for removing investigators from the Odebrecht …

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Greed in politics is gender less. High ranking female Mexican accused of $300 Million in diverted funds.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Exministra-Enrique-Pena-Nieto-Mexico_0_5372462707.html Rosario Robles , former State Minister in the government of former President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) was arrested on Tuesday, August 13 and will remain in prison in a prison in Mexico City, accused of corruption for the diversion of more than 300 million dollars of public resources. The …

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Why deny Prosecution request for more time to investigate ODEBRECHT???

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– the answer is CLEAR. There are politicians, diplomats, judges, and a ton of people that this Brazilian MOB has paid off over the years. People are in heavy CYA mode. https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Ministerio-Publico-Odebrecht-notificacion-prorroga_0_5369463007.html The anti-corruption prosecutor Tania Sterling informed on Friday, August 9 that they already have …

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ODEBRECHT case finally seen as what it is…..the IMPUNITY of wealth.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Transparencia-Internacional-Odebrecht-impunidad-corrupcion_0_5369463012.html The Foundation for the Development of Citizen Freedom , a Panamanian chapter of Transparency International (IT) , ensures that the actions of the administration of justice, both in the investigation and prosecution function of the Public Prosecutor’s Office , as well as the resolution function of the Judicial Branch …

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La Prensa article nails it: The ruling reeks of elitism.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Fallo-Odebrecht-envia-mensaje-impunidad_0_5365713422.html Former presidential candidate Ricardo Lombana said he is not surprised by the decision of the Second Court of Justice not to grant an extension to investigate the Odebrecht case , since in this case the Judicial Branch has always tried to avoid investigations. info Failure would prevent prosecutors from …