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Supreme Court and Department of Justice of Varela have plan for Martinelli- DEATH

by James “JB” Bryson I personally find it very interesting when reading the daily updates that are released about the prosecution of Ricardo Martinelli. It is hard for me to escape the practically incestuous link between Varela and his former boss, and the manner in which he is doing everything …

Legal

Martinelli wearing out welcome at El Renacer, transfer being considered.

The disciplinary board of El Renacer prison will meet to take the measures that will be imposed in relation to the case of former President Ricardo Martinelli , who has been detained in a preventive manner in this jail since last June. Martinelli challenges norm; is locked with women New …

Crime

Everyday MORE on ODEBRECHT!!! When will Panama learn?

“What has happened with Odebrecht is the biggest case of corruption that we can remember,” said Mercedes De Freitas , executive director of Transparencia Venezuela, an organization founded in 2004 as the Venezuelan chapter of Transparency International . He explained that despite the number of countries involved and politicians pointed …

Legal

Defense team of Martinelli lays out plan to fight the punctures case

The defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli announced, in total, 28 testimonial evidence, 87 documentaries, 4 expert opinions and 132 interview documents for them to be evaluated by the judge of guarantees, Jerónimo Mejía, in the hearing of the process that is followed by the exmandatario the punctures. Moltó, Pérez …

Legal

Bail is finally granted to Btesh in Financial Pacific case

The Fourteenth Criminal Court granted a bond not to be detained – for an amount of $ 100 thousand – to Gabriel Gaby Btesh , in the process that is followed for the alleged commission of the crime of money laundering through an account of the company Jal Offshore in …

Crime

Hearing suspended for prosecuted Jewish businessmen

The hearing that would be held on Monday, September 17, in the process followed by Mayer Mizrachi Matalón -and four others- for the alleged commission of crimes against the public administration to the detriment of the Government Innovation Authority (AIG) was suspended. Audience today to Mayer Mizrachi and others for …

Legal

Anti-Corruption office refuses to grant protection to Roux in Odebrecht bribe investigation

The Electoral Tribunal rejected a request from the Special Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office to lift the  electoral criminal jurisdiction of the Democratic Change (CD) presidential candidate , Rómulo Roux , within the investigation for the bribes paid by  Odebrecht in Panama. Presidential CD cost over one million dollars: TE Roux prevails …

Legal

Victims and Witnesses for Prosecution fight bail request for Martinelli

This week will be crucial for the process that is followed by former President Ricardo Martinelli in the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) for the punctures. Today, the plenary session of the CSJ must analyze a bail request for release that presented the defense of the exmandatario. In addition, on …

Legal

Martinelli defense team requests $250-$500K bond for release

The defense of Ricardo Martinelli requested a bail of release “of between $ 250 thousand to $ 500 thousand” in favor of the former president, alleging his medical condition and that there is no risk of flight or destruction of evidence. Attorneys Martinelli present two other appeals in the Court …

Legal

Supreme Court rejects Martinelli request for Constitutional Guarantees

The plenary session of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) did not admit, because it was not timely, an amparo of constitutional guarantees to exmandatario Ricardo Martinelli , as part of the investigation that is followed by the supposed commission of the crime of embezzlement in the purchase of dehydrated …

Legal

Martinelli due in court,,,,,,,this time it’s the wife

The Sixth Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office summoned the former First Lady of the Republic, Marta Linares de Martinelli , on Wednesday, September 5  , to attend an investigation into the  Blue Apple case . Blue Apple will remain under reserve They discover two new societies that served as ‘basket’ to receive …

Legal

Complaints filed against Martinelli prosecutor

The Commission of Credentials of the National Assembly will give priority today to the processing of three denunciations, that maintains in this instance the magistrate of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), Harry Diaz, although there are other ten denunciations that involve others magistrates of the highest justice corporation. RATIFICATION …

Legal

Decision on Former Social Development Minister SUV purchase is delayed further

The morning of this Monday, August 27, in the Thirteenth Criminal Court, the hearing of the former Minister of Social Development Guillermo Ferrufino was suspended for the alleged crime against the public administration in the form of corruption of public servants, due to the purchase of a 2013 Toyota Land …

Legal

Travel Abuses outlined for National Assembly members: SEE “J.B” Blog

Travel abroad with tickets and per diem included is only one of the privileges of the National Assembly deputies . From January 2015 to June 2018, the National Assembly has paid more than 2 million dollars in travel for deputies and other officials of that body. They have attended meetings …

Economy

Comptroller audits reveal egregious abuse of public funds

“It is very sad to see how the funds of all Panamanians were handled in such an irresponsible manner,” said Comptroller Federico Humbert , regarding the audits of payrolls and donations in the National Assembly . Deputy Adolfo Valderrama named nephew who lives in Mexico Deputy Leandro Ávila must render …

Legal

Porcell to present report on her side of Council crisis

The Attorney General of the Nation, Kenia Porcell , will present this Wednesday, August 22, a report before the Council of the National Agreement for Development , on the current crisis facing the administration of justice. Concertación requests the appearance of Porcell and De León Four notions of what was …

Legal

Plaintiffs request NO bail for Martinelli

The plaintiffs in the process followed by former President Ricardo Martinelli for allegedly spying on the communications of at least 150 people, announced that they will oppose the request for bail filed by the exmandatario’s lawyers, a remedy that will be analyzed by the full the Supreme Court of Justice …

Legal

Bahia Honda residents denounce they were pressured by Martinelli

An appeal to oppose the petition filed by the defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli for the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) to file file 137-15, related to the Bahía Honda case, by residents of that community. The legal action was presented before the CSJ by the lawyer Donaldo Sousa …

Legal

Defense for Martinelli requests dismissal of protected prosecution witness

The legal defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli asked magistrate judge Jerónimo Mejía to declare “unlawful” the testimonial evidence of the person named as “protected witness 1” after alleging that he does not meet the “form and substance”. Harry Díaz maintains that his holidays do not ‘suspend’ the process followed …

Legal

Victims of alleged Martinelli phone taps seek $56 Million in compensation

Some $ 56 million would amount to the amount of the economic claim made to former President Ricardo Martinelli, the victims of phone jabs-made without judicial authorization-during the 2012-2014 period. Balbina Herrera quantified a payment of $ 30 million in compensation for the damage, while Mitchell Doens estimated the impact …

Legal

Martinelli defense aims for no distinction to be made between trial as individual or President of Panama

The ex-president Ricardo Martinelli provoked a new controversy at the end of another session of the audience yesterday due to the punctures. ‘If they condemn me, it is the Panamanian State that will have to pay’: Martinelli Accusation to Ricardo Martinelli complies with the law: Jerónimo Mejía Defense of Ricardo …

Legal

Martinelli defense team pushing for criminal jurisdiction in 2015

A safeguard of guarantees presented by the defense of Ricardo Martinelli seeks to annul the complaints filed by the victims of the process that is followed by the former president for allegedly spying on communications from at least 150 people. The appeal was lodged by the lawyer Dimas Guevara , …

Legal

Administration starts prosecution of Mizrachi

In the Thirteenth Criminal Court this Monday, July 30, the hearing of Mayer Mizrachi Matalón -and four others- is held for the alleged crime against the public administration to the detriment of the Government Innovation Authority (AIG). Judge denies annulling Mayer Mizrachi Matalón process Mizrachi Matalón arrived at the courthouse …

Legal

Martinelli hearing suspended due to inability of magistrate

The hearing against former President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) over the illegal wiretapping process, contemplated for today, was suspended due to the inability of the fiscal magistrate, Harry Díaz, and rescheduled for next Monday, July 30. In the judicial act whose start was scheduled for 9:30 am, the Prosecutor’s Office had …

Legal

Health of Martinelli to be examined prior to hearing

The magistrate Jerónimo Mejía , acting as judge of guarantees, suspended yesterday the hearing of accusation of the process that is followed to the ex-president Ricardo Martinelli by the supposedly illegal listeners and announced that the diligence will be resumed when it has a forensic evaluation on the state of …

Legal

Church chimes in for it’s opinion on Martinelli case

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza warned that the process followed by former President Ricardo Martinelli “is an emblematic case for the justice of the country and it is necessary for justice to put on the trousers of legal age, to face something that may be decisive for the future of Justice”. …

Legal

All Martinelli appeals to nullify prosecution are denied by Judge

In a hearing that lasted two and a half hours, Judge Jerónimo Mejía -acting as judge of guarantees-denied seven appeals for absolute nullity filed by the defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli, in the process that is followed by the illegal interception of communications. They perform medical procedure on Ricardo …

Legal

Bond for Btesh is suddenly revoked by Superior Court

The Second Superior Court reported on the afternoon of this Wednesday, July 4, that it decided to revoke the release bond in favor of businessman Gabriel Btesh , who is not in Panama. Prosecutor requests that Gabriel Btesh be set bail in the New Business case Gabriel Btesh and his …

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Martinelli lawyers claim “double judgment” and push for annulments

José Luis ‘Popi’ Varela, member of the Panameñista Party and brother of the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, plans to become a plaintiff in the case of alleged telephone interceptions without judicial authorization and two crimes of fraud against former President Ricardo Martinelli. In the afternoon of yesterday, …

Legal

Deputy to seek suit against Martinelli for privacy violations

The Panamanian deputy José Luis Varela announced that he will sue former Panamanian governor Ricardo Martinelli , who is being prosecuted for the alleged commission of crimes against the inviolability of secrecy and the right to privacy and embezzlement, in the so-called case of punctures The new tactics of the …