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Belgis Castro Makes Statement, Taken To The IMLCF

CorruptionLa Prensa - Former Education Minister Belgis Castro left the Public Ministry building this morning after going to the offices of the Anti Corruption Prosecutor to comply with a citation to appear in order to render a sworn statement. Castro is under investigation for alleged crimes against public administration, and it was learned he was taken to the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Science (IMLCF) where some tests were conducted. Authorities from the Public Ministry have not disclosed any details about this ongoing investigation. (See Comments)

Editor's Comment: Interesting. In this article they used the word "conducido" which literally means "driven" - as in "he was driven to the IMLCF" - but when this term is used in relation to legal cases or ongoing investigations in Panama it generally means he was taken there, whether he wanted to go or not. In other words, his compliance or participation was not voluntary. This is significant. The prosecutors investigating this case would not have taken advantage of his presence in the offices of the Public Ministry to basically "snatch" him and drag him over to the IMLCF (think - CSI) unless they thought they could gather or collect some kind of important evidence that would help them to make their corruption case against him. What might have wanted to get from him? DNA? Hair samples? Who knows... This whole thing is very interesting to me because investigaitons into the conduct of former minister level officials are exceptionally rare, especially in cases having to do with "run of the mill" or standard graft and corruption. Name the last Minister level official to be tried, convicted, and sentenced to prison in Panama. If you get the answer, let me know. I doubt that it's ever happened. Belgis Castro might eventually be the first.

Belgis Castro es conducido hacia el Imlcf

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11:51 a.m. - El ex ministro de Educación, Belgis Castro, se retiró del Ministerio Público (MP) luego de que esta mañana acudiera a esa institución para cumplir con una solicitud de la Fiscalía Anticorrupción.

A Castro se le investiga por presunto delito contra la administración pública y se conoció que fue enviado al Instituto de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses (Imlcf) para que se le aplicaran algunas pruebas.

Las autoridades del MP aún no han dado detalles sobre este caso.

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Belgis Castro Makes Statement, Taken To The IMLCF
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, August 26 2009 @ 02:43 pm EDT

Isn´t that where they do the lie detector test?