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Friday, March 22 2019 @ 12:01 AM UTC

Roberto Prestan Turns Back Up on the MEF Payroll

Corruption

By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Hey, there he is! Roberto Prestan Medrano, the guy who used to be the Director of the tax office (cadastro) in Bocas del Toro dropped off the radar late last year. Funny, but he seemed to evaporate shortly after I reported his involvement with Rights of Possession land fraud problems on Cayo de Agua. Specifically he was involved in the case of Jean (Jim) Morales, the illiterate woman who had 55 hectares of land stolen from her in the name of Cirilo McSween. For a few months it seemed as if he had fallen off of the government payroll. I had heard he was working for PRONAT (which falls under the MEF) but it was funny because he was not on their payroll. When I reported THAT he turned back up, listed as a "Regional Administrator" earning $1,500 per month. Well, at least now I know where to find him to ask for an interview. Ain't transparency wonderful.

Copyright 2008 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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