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The PTJ is Being Investigated for Nepotism

Corruption The Technical Judicial Police (PTJ) is being investigated by the Panamanian Attorney General, Ana Matilde Gómez, for twenty cases of suspected nepotism. The director ot the PTJ, Jaime Jácome, responded in writing to the charges, saying that there have been some "administrative irregularities" but that the questionable appointments predate his administration. Gómez sent the request for information on 2 December of last year. They are investigation the positions and promotions of people who are married couples, brothers and sisters, cousins and friends. Jácome denied being responsible because all that happened before he took over. Editor's Comment: The administration of Martin Torrijos is gunning for the PTJ. Here's what's going on. The director of the PTJ is protected from Executive branch meddling in that the only one that can fire him is the judicial system and the supreme court. The supreme court is still dominated by Arnulfistas and people loyal to Mireya Moscoso. That's why there's been all the heat against the judicial system lately. The Torrijos camp and the PRD control the executive and legislative branches, but the judicial branch is still out of their control. The PTJ is supposed to be an independent investigative arm of the government, and they are supposed to be completely independent and professionalized. The idea being that no one should be able to influence the organization to alter reports or investigations for or against political rivals. All of this was established by the Endara regime, right after Noriega was toppled and the people still had a big fear of anyone with a gun. They wanted to make sure there was never a repeat, and they were afraid that the PTY would turn into a modern day version of the famous National Guard G-2 (which Noriega ran under Omar Torrijos.) But, what has happened is that the PTJ is basically batting for the Arnulfistas and the PRD guys don't trust them at all. And, they want to take control of the courts as well, so they are hammering away with corruption scandals, hoping that their political foes will fall under their own weight. Pretty smart, when you think about it. They're taking the moral high ground, and pulling the rug out from under their rivals. And, it seems to be working. Just ask Winston Spadafora what his plans are for this summer vacation. I don't think he's going to Disney World. Expect the pressure against the PJT to continue, and in the meantime the government will continue to use "other" law enforcement elements that they trust and can control to do what needs to be done. The PTJ is being maginalized.


JÁCOME RIndE INFORME.

Procuraduría investiga irregularidades en la PTJ
José Otero
jotero@prensa.com
Ayer, miércoles, el director de la Policía Técnica Judicial (PTJ), Jaime Jácome, remitió un memorando a la Procuraduría de la Nación, en respuesta a los señalamientos de supuestas anomalías relacionadas con nombramientos dentro de la institución.

Jácome acepta que puede haber algunas "irregularidades administrativas" pero aclara que ninguno de estos nombramientos se hicieron durante su gestión. El informe se produce en medio de una investigación de la Procuraduría.



PTJ.

Estudian contratación de personal
José Otero
jotero@prensa.com
Unos 20 casos de supuesto nepotismo dentro de la Policía Técnica Judicial (PTJ) están siendo analizados por la procuradora de la Nación, Ana Matilde Gómez.

Así lo informó el secretario general de la Procuraduría, Rigoberto González, quien agregó que esto se desprende de una auditoría realizada a la PTJ, ordenada por Gómez.

González dijo que Jaime Jácome, director de la PTJ, ha aceptado la posible existencia de estos casos de nepotismo.

Jácome dio respuesta ayer a un memorando que le envió Gómez, el pasado 2 de diciembre, para que respondiera estas supuestas irregularidades.

Explicó González que los casos de presunto nepotismo descubiertos en la PTJ se contemplan dentro del Artículo 2 de la Ley 9 del 20 de junio de 1994 que regula la Carrera Administrativa.

La precitada norma define el nepotismo como la falta administrativa en que incurre la autoridad nominadora que beneficia con nombramientos en puestos públicos a su cónyuge, pareja de unión casual y otros parientes dentro del tercer grado de consanguinidad y segundo de afinidad.

González explicó que entre los casos hay algunos matrimonios, hermanos y primos que laboran en la institución, y que se tiene que determinar si sus funciones se ven afectadas por el parentesco.

Agregó que en su informe Jácome acepta algunas de estas irregularidades, pero indicó que el director de la PTJ aclaró que todos estos nombramientos estaban autorizados antes de su llegada a la institución.

"Todos estos casos serán analizados en el Ministerio Público y luego se le informará a Jácome lo que tiene que hacer", recalcó.

Jácome prefirió no entrar en detalles sobre este informe y dijo que esperaría el análisis de la Procuradora. Agregó que en la PTJ no labora ningún familiar suyo.

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