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Martinelli request refused for the FOURTH time

The judge of guarantees of the Second Court of Justice, Justo Vargas, denied the bail of release to former President Ricardo Martinelli for considering that he did not find variation of the legal-criminal circumstances within the process that is followed to the defendant. “We believe that the most prudent thing is …

Crime

ODEBRECHT update: Request denied to annul investigation into Deputy of the MEF

The 12th Criminal Court rejected an incident of prior and special pronouncement presented by the defense of the former Minister of Economy and Finance (MEF) Frank De Lima against the order of inquiry issued on September 1, 2017 by the Special Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office in the investigation for the Odebrecht …

Crime

Martinelli oral trial date is set for March 12

The Second Judicial Office of Panama, set for March 12, 2019, at 9:00 am, in the SPA of Plaza Ágora, oral trial against a former president of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli. The exmandatario is accused by the crimes of inviolabilidad of the secret and right to the privacy and against …

Crime

Court denies appeal of controversy from Francolini for ODEBRECHT bribe claims.

The Second Court of Justice denied an incident of controversy presented by the defense of the former president of the board of directors of the Riccardo Francolini Savings Bank, against the investigation carried out by the Special Anticorruption Prosecutor for the payment of bribes through Odebrecht . In a ruling …

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Martinelli defense can’t be accused of being lazy; they are appealing to new criminal jurisdiction

The legal defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli intends to shield him with a new electoral criminal jurisdiction in the case that he is followed for allegedly ordering to spy on the communications of at least 150 people. Martinelli presents new appeals before the Court Victims: failure confirms that Martinelli …

Human Interest

New referendum calls to make Tax Evasion a harsher criminal offense

The Minister of Economy and Finance, Eyda Varela de Chinchilla , asked the National Assembly to restart the debate on the bill that increases tax evasion to criminal offense. Assembly concludes extraordinary sessions without ratification of judges They close extraordinary sessions without key projects “I ask the National Assembly to …

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Martinelli enters 2019 with ever changing stable of Lawyers

The team of lawyers of former President Ricardo Martinelli , imprisoned in El Renacer while being investigated for spying on communications from at least 150 people, has had several changes in recent months. Ex-prosecutors Dimas Guevara and Cristóbal Arboleda , for example, stopped being members of the group for several …

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Transfer of Martinelli due to lack of confidence and “refusal” of evaluation at National Hospital

The Ministry of Government (MinGob), attributed Friday the transfer of the former president of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli, to the Santo Tomas Hospital, to the refusal of the exmandatario to perform studies and ambulatory medical examinations, as planned, at the National Hospital . Through a statement, the ministerial body indicated …

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Martinelli medically transferred yet again as health deteriorates.

Ricardo Martinelli, former president of the Republic, was transferred at dawn on Friday, December 21, to the Santo Tomás Hospital amid complaints from relatives, lawyers and supporters. Martinelli is transferred to the National Hospital; will undergo medical exams Martinelli – detained in El Renacer jail for the case of the …

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Martinelli ends rumors of VP role; based off this picture he has other concerns

Former president Ricardo Martinelli yesterday declined his aspirations to become a potential running mate – as vice president – of Rómulo Roux , presidential candidate of Cambio Democrático (CD) for the 2019 elections. Formula Martinelli-Roux, the controversy takes the campaign of Democratic Change Roux and Martinelli would be political formula …

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Some Panamanians want Statute of Limitations to NOT apply to Jewish Faith.

The plenum of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) rejected an amparo filed by the anti-corruption prosecutor of discharge , Javier Miter, who sought to revoke the decision of the Second Superior Court to declare the criminal action against Aaron Mizrachi extinguished in the investigation related to an alleged payment …

Crime

The (5) ODEBRECHT projects awarded under Varela Administration get lost in Martinelli fog.

The Anti-Corruption Special Prosecutor’s Office reported that the investigation of the bribes that Odebrecht paid in Panama has an advance of 80%; could end in the first quarter of 2019; assets have been recovered for $ 255.1 million in money and goods apprehended; sum to 76 accused, 5 convicted and …

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Amazing how the CURRENT and potential FUTURE President are avoiding ODEBRECHT. (Varela-Roux)

So far, the defendants in the Odebrecht case number just over 70 people. None of them is former President Ricardo Martinelli , although his sons, Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares do appear. Who will judge Ricardo Martinelli in the SPA? Decision of the Court gives way to impunity: …

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Martinelli sons no longer detained in US, Immigration judge has granted bail

Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares will continue in the United States, where a migratory judge set the bail of release for each one in one million dollars. Migratory hearing of the Martinelli will be behind closed doors Brothers Martinelli Linares: From Coral Gables to the Everglades Martinelli Linares …

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Judge observes and validates the 4 alleged crimes of Martinelli as charged by Prosecutor Diaz

Everything presented in this note has didactic purposes, and does not imply or affirm the guilt of Ricardo Martinelli for the commission of any crime. Former President Martinelli maintains the presumption of innocence for all the charges against him. In his opinion on Monday, November 26, Supreme Court Justice Jerónimo …

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“No justice” screams Martinelli. If Varela is main PLAINTIFF, will he agree to questioning by defense??

OP ED: Just a wandering thought from me “JB”.    Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said today that “there is no justice in Panama”, after a judge of Guarantees decided to send him to oral and public trial for a cause of alleged illegal wiretapping during his term (2009-2014), by …

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Judge of Guarantees has hands full to assure compliance in Martinelli trial.

The magistrate J erónimo Mejía – acting as judge of guarantees – dictated yesterday the opening of judgment to president Ricardo Martinelli, as part of the process that is followed by the alleged commission of crimes against the inviolability of secrecy and the right to privacy , embezzlement for embezzlement …

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Counsel and victim states Martinelli offered to settle with wire tap accusers to the tune of $75K

Carlos Herrera Morán and Mitchell Doens , defense counsel and victim, respectively, in the case of the punctures, revealed that former President Ricardo Martinelli offered up to $ 75,000 to the plaintiffs as part of a compensation agreement for the victims. Oydén Ortega issues draft ruling in favor of Martinelli …

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President of Peru in Panama for deposition of ODEBRECHT.

Peruvian President Alan García appeared today at the office of prosecutor José Domingo Pérez to answer for the bribes paid by the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in the construction of Line 1 of the Lima Metro, during his second Government (2006-2011). Garcia arrived today in Lima, from Madrid, and immediately …

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Criminal court annuls investigation into those charged with $12.3 Million Grain Sale Fraud

The Fifteenth Criminal Court admitted an nullity incident against the investigations of former ministers Lucy Molinar (Education), Roberto Cohen Henríquez (Presidency), Guillermo Ferrufino (Social Development) and Jaime Ford Castro (Public Works), as part of the investigation by the grain sale with funds from the extinct National Aid Program (PAN). Scandal …

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ODEBRECHT update: Panama contractor of choice in headlines as key prosecution witness dies.

One of the key witnesses in the corruption plot of the Brazilian firm Odebrecht in Colombia, who died of an apparent heart attack, “believed he was going to be killed” and sought to collaborate with the United States justice, the senator said on Wednesday, November 14. opponent Gustavo Petro. Poison …

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PEDASI follow UP: Same story, different Gringo. More on Panamanian SCUMBAGS

by James “JB” Bryson So yesterday, VETERAN’S DAY in the US I might add, I was driving back from a weekend in Pedasi along with Peter AKA “Gustavo” and “Big” Anthony to gather up more due diligence of a real estate swindle that took in Peter. Post was back on …

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Hanging on by a thread!!! Martinelli back to Renacer. Condition “stable” my ASS.

The ex-president Ricardo Martinelli was transferred the morning of this Tuesday to the prison El Renacer , from the Santo Tomás Hospital , where he was admitted a day before, after he presented a picture of vomit . Penitentiary system ensures that Martinelli’s health is stable Mejía concludes assessment of …

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ODEBRECHT- Panama’s favorite contractor,,,,at it again in MEXICO. Offers $18 Million to settle corruption

Brazil’s Odebrecht offered the Mexican state to pay a reparation of $ 18 million – less than a third of the fines imposed in Mexico – and give information about bribery cases in the country, in exchange for being able to hold public works contracts again, a draft of the …

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What a surprise…Comptroller office requesting more files on corruption

It was learned that officials of the Anticorruption Discharge Prosecutor’s Office carried out proceedings on Tuesday, October 16, at the offices of the San Felipe, Ancon, Las Mañanitas, Calidonia and December 24 community councils . Prosecutor will investigate the 186 communal juntas after reopening the case Judge sends to the …

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Home detainment request DENIED. Martinelli to remain in prison

The Plenary of the Supreme Court of Justice denied the defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli a request for replacement of a measure other than pre-trial detention. The magistrates who voted against granting a house by jail or country by jail, as requested by the defense of the former president, …

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Martinelli Defense requests Home Detention and monitoring as opposed to facility detainment

The plenary session of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) , constituted in collegiate court, will hold a hearing this Monday, to attend a request for legal medical evaluation and change of precautionary measure in favor of former President Ricardo Martinelli . ANALYSIS A compass for the case of punctures …

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Former Minister arrested for Blue Apple. “As I was saying…….”

The former Minister of Public Works, Federico Pepe Suárez was arrested, on the night of this Friday, October 12, by the National Police in compliance with the driving order issued by the Sixth Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office within the process for money laundering in the case of Blue Apple. They deny …

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Relentless Martinelli defense team pushes for yet another nullification of charges

The defense of Ricardo Martinelli, who was president of Panama (2009-2014), insists on requesting the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) to declare the case null and therefore its release. According to the defense of Martinelli, and his supporters, the files of the Martinelli case -for supposedly intervening communications- are ‘chimbos’ …

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Titling issues coming back into light. Indigenous Panamanians tired of being used by elite? More coming

Members of the National Coordination of Indigenous Peoples of Panama protested, on Thursday morning, at the entrance of the Ministry of Environment, in Albrook. This, they said, to show their rejection of the lack of attention from this institution, in their demands for collective land titling. Marcelo Guerra, one of …