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Mayte Pellegrini's Defense Lawyers Will Present Evidence Against José Ayu Prado Today

CorruptionAt 5:00 pm this evening the lawyer defending Mayte Pellegrini, attorney Kevin Moncada, will deliver "evidence linking the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, José Ayu Prado, for having manipulated the investigation of the Financial Pacific case" to the National Bar Association. (more)

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Angelica Maytín Named As New "Anti Corruption Czar"

CorruptionAngelica Isabel Maytín, who for 18 years served as the Executive Secretary of the Panama office of Transparency International, was designated as the new anti-corruption czar, replacing Abigail Benzadón. (more)

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Former Minister Ferrufino Bought A "Beach House" For Half A Million Dollars...

CorruptionIn June 2013, the former Minister of Social Development Guillermo Ferrufino acquired an estate in Coronado for half a million dollars... (more)

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Prosecutor Ignored Financial Analysis Unit Report As Part Of FP Coverup

CorruptionMayte Pellegrini, the only person who has been arrested as part of the financial fraud case against the Financial Pacific (FP) brokerage house, said the Thirteenth Circuit Prosecutor ignored a report published by the Financial Analysis Unit which stated the company made payments to other companies which were actually commissions paid to the former FP Directors Iván Clare and West Valdés. (more)

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Mayte Pellegrini Accused Moncada Luna of Hindering Financial Pacific Investigation

CorruptionThe former accounts official of the Financial Pacific brokerage firm Mayte Pellegrini accused the separated Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna of hindering the investigation into the embezzlement of 12 million dollars that happened in that company. (more)

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Former Tourism Minister Accused Of Demanding 1 Million Dollar Bribe

CorruptionThe only person who has been arrested as part of the Financial Pacific scandal, Mayte Pellegrini said in 2013 the then administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority, Solomon Shamah, asked for $1 million in exchange for her freedom. (more)

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Pellegrini Says Supreme Court Judge Ayu Prado Wrote Her Retraction

CorruptionThe scandal over embezzlement of $12 million in the Financial Pacific brokerage house once again splashes the current president of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), Jose Ayu Prado. (more)

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Moncada Luna Flailing - Filing Requests and Documents Outside Of Panama (He's Toast)

CorruptionThe Panamanian Supreme Court judge Secundino Mendieta thinks the Guarantees Subcommittee of the National Assembly was not able to place Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna under house arrest, who is being investigated for unfair enrichment, corruption, forgery and money laundering. (more)

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Civil Aviation Authority Might Take Legal Action Against Martinelli

CorruptionFormer president Ricardo Martinelli might end up facing legal action, after be barged into restricted areas of the Marcos Gelabert Airport in Albrook. (more) Have you created a User Account on the website? Please click on this link to create a new User Account: http://www.panama-guide.com/users.php?mode=new I will approve your account, and you will receive a password via email. Thanks again for subscribing, and my apologies for the delay in getting you set up.
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Moncada Luna Looking For Help Outside of Panama

CorruptionThe defense attorney representing the Panamanian Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna will submit a "petition for precautionary measures" in favor of his client before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) via email this morning. (more)

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Supreme Court Judge Moncada Luna Removed From Office, Placed Under House Arrest

CorruptionAlejandro Moncada Luna, who was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court in 2010 by then President Ricardo Martinelli, has been suspended from office and placed under house arrest while he is being investigated for alleged offenses of unjust enrichment, money laundering, the forgery of public documents, and corruption of public officials. (more)

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Supreme Court Decides Against Moncada Luna

CorruptionLast night the full body of Panama's Supreme Court unanimously rejected two actions taken by lawyers defending Supreme Court judge Judge Alejandro Moncada Luna, who is being processed by the National Assembly for unjustified enrichment. (more)

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Lawmaker Falls Dead Of A Stroke - While Questioning Witnesses in Moncada Luna Trial

CorruptionThe hearings being held on the floor of the National Assembly into the charges against Supreme Court judge Moncada Luna have claimed their first fatality. (more)

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Prosecutor Locks Down Controversial Moncada Luna Properties

CorruptionThe PRD National Assembly Deputy Pedro Miguel Gonzalez - who is acting as the prosecutor in the proceedings against Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna - has issued an order to the Public Registry to place a "provisional seizure" on the two properties worth more than $1.7 million dollars in Panama City, involved in a corruption scandal and investigation. (more)

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National Assembly Names Prosecutor and Judges To Go After Supreme Court Judge Moncada Luna

CorruptionThe situation for Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna for alleged unjust enrichment was clarified yesterday: The Credentials Committee of the National Assembly admitted the complaint filed against him, appointed judges to hear the case, and later in the afternoon they appointed a prosecutor. (more)

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DGI Investigating Supreme Court Judge For Unjustified Enrichment And Failure To Pay Income Taxes

CorruptionThe future of Judge Alejandro Moncada Luna gets more complicated every day. (more)

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Corrupt Supreme Court Judge Moncada Luna Also Bought A Million Dollar Beach House in Buenaventura

CorruptionThe scandal surrounding Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna may reach new heights, after his colleague Harry Diaz said he also purchased a beach house in Buenaventura, an exclusive development along Panama's Pacific coast. (more)

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Moncada Luna Offers Inconsistent Explainations

CorruptionThe Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna gave inconsistent explanations on Wednesday to the newspaper Panama America, owned by the former president Ricardo Martinelli, about how he purchased two apartments for $1,724,200. (more)

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(Martinelli's) Corrupt Comptroller Is Now Protecting (Martinelli's) Corrupt Supreme Court Judge...

CorruptionThe public declaration of personal assets filed by Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna cannot be found in the files of the Second Notary - It is now in the hands of the Comptroller of the Republic Gioconda Torres de Bianchini. (more)

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Italy Opens A New Corruption Investigation (Involving Panama and Martinelli)

CorruptionThe Prosecutor of Naples, Italy launched a new international indictment for aggravated corruption against the Italian citizen Valter Lavítola. (more)

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Panama's (Martinelli's) Anti Corruption Czar Facing Criticism

CorruptionYesterday some elements of the "civil society" in Panama demanded the resignation of the Chief of the National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (Antai), Abigail Benzadón, after she issued a self-assessment report, highlighting the fact that the institution has not brought sanctions against the institutions or officials who have restricted the public's access to information. (more)

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Varela Administration Contradicts Itself Regarding Public Spending Policies

CorruptionContrary to the policy of containment of public spending, the government of President Juan Carlos Varela has appointed his relatives with astronomical salaries. (more)

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UAF Used PAN Money To Remodel Offices and Give Contracts To Friends

CorruptionAlthough the National Assistance Program was created to help the poorest sectors of the country, the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF) - under the control at the time of Enma Reyes - used it to purchase imported luxury building materials in order to remodel their offices. (more)

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AAUD Investigating PAN Medical Waste Dumping

CorruptionThe Authority of Urban and Household Cleanliness (AAUD) (garbage collection) will conduct special internal audits to determine who was administratively responsible for the unauthorized dumping of hazardous medical waste in the Patacón landfill. (more)

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(Spin Control) Prosecutor Issues Arrest Warrant In CD Call Center Case (See Comments)

CorruptionPanama's Second Anti-Corruption Prosecutor has decided the former Director of Immigration María Cristina González and the former Administrator of the ATP, Solomon Shamah, are not associated to allegations and complaints filed regarding the "call center" operated by the Cambio Democratico (CD) political party. (more)

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Attorney General Opens Official Investigation Against Comptroller

CorruptionPanama's Attorney General Ana Belfon has started an official investigation against the Comptroller General of the Republic, Gioconda Torres de Bianchini. (more)

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Prosecutors Open Investigations Into Irregularities in PAN Spending

CorruptionPanama's Fourth Anti-Corruption Prosecutor has opened four official investigations into the alleged irregularities and cost overruns for construction projects and services paid for with government contracts and funds from the National Assistance Program (PAN) during the administration of former president Ricardo Martinelli. (more)

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The PAN Spent $1.2 Billion In Four And A Half Years

CorruptionIn a new scandal sinking the National Assistance Program (PAN): The administration of former President Ricardo Martinelli spent more than $1.2 billion on capital expenditures and purchases of works and services, many inconclusive or questionable. (more)

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Martinelli Spent More Than A Quarter Of A Billion Dollars On -- (Get This) Official State Advertising

CorruptionBetween 2009 and 2014, the government of former President Ricardo Martinelli spent $274.8 million on advertising, according to official data, not including the legislative and judicial branches. (more)

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Former Labor Minister Cortés Charged With Embezzelment

CorruptionThe State of Panama paid about $25,000 in per diem to cover travel expenses of the former Labor Minister Alma Cortés and a group of delegates to participate in an event sponsored by the International Labor Association - but the problem is the travel expenses were paid twice. (more)

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