Tuesday, April 15 2014 @ 04:23 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Otálora said "we have absolutely nothing to do" with the government of Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli or the government candidate, José Domingo Arias, following the publication of the article linking the possible use of funds from money laundering to the presidential campaign of Juan Carlos Varela.
Otálora says it is understood that within the world of politics, and even more so when a national election is about to be held, that there will be these types of suspicions.
Therefore, he wrote an article today in his newspaper with the title "Varela "Kills The Messenger" (Panama America)
Editor's Comment: And of course the Panama America newspaper is 100% on the side of the CD and Ricardo Martinelli. They already know exactly what information the UAF provided to the Diario de las Americas. They are now simply waiting for Otálora to publish what they leaked.
However I can tell you this - the reports being published by Otálora are far from perfect. In the first article he said one of the defendants in the money laundering case was sentenced to 20 years in prison. In fact, he was sentenced today to "time served." He conveniently leaves out specific details regarding the dates of certain transactions. However, in spite of the shoddy and obviously biased reporting, the underlying facts remain true. Varela apparently did benefit directly from the proceeds of laundered money.