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1. American Convicted in Human Trafficking for Prostitution Case
Victor Politis a 55-year-old citizen of the United States proprietor of the Cristal Moon Gentleman's Club in the Calidonia section of Panama City. The Cristal Moon is a bar and restaurant, but more than anything else it's a strip club. In May of 2005 he was accused of human trafficking ...

2. Pensionado & Jubilado Discounts (Translation of Panamanian Law)
Here's a translation (followed by the original Spanish text) of the Panamanian law which establishes the discounts and benefits applicable to those who qualify for retired (or pensionado) status.

3. To Catch A Thief
If you remember back to the first week of November 2006 there was a headline in the Panamanian news that a company from the United States was caught trying to import diamonds to Panama illegally, in a DHL Courier pouch, claiming that they were "only documents" with "no commercial value." ...

4. Gringo Victim of Fraud
El Siglo A criminal complaint was filed yesterday before the Auxiliary Office of the Public Prosecutor of Panama against lawyers Alfredo Vallarino Alemán, Ernesto Mora Valentine, Luis Mendoza Pérez, Ruperto Antonio Henry Marshall, Gustavo Alberto Troncoso Luna y Gustavo Alberto Troncoso Ferrari, for the presumed crimes of fraud, illegal appropriation, ...

5. Why Herman Bern Is So Pissed Off
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I just got my hands on a copy of the article that appeared in the "El Periodico" in their first week of September 2008 edition. They published a copy of his tax return for 2007 and highlighted some of the facts and figures. Herman ...

6. Warning - A Potentially Very Bad Lawyer
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I received this letter from a person who was claims to have been ripped off by a Panamanian lawyer named Manuel Becerra. I'm posting this letter as a warning, to let people know what's going on, or at least what I know so far. ...

7. Law 47 Passed: Panama Corporation Bearer Shares to ...
On August 6, 2013, the National Assembly of Panama passed Law 47, which once it goes into effect two years from now, will require that everyone in possession of Panama corporation bearer shares to designate an authorized custodian to take possession of the bearer shares. An authorized custodian could be ...

8. Avoiding Probate in Panama and Estate Planning Issues
By Carlos Newman for Panama-Guide.com - Probate is the legal process of settling the estate of a deceased person, specifically resolving all claims and distributing the decedent's property. In some countries, after a person residing in that state has died without a valid will or trust, his or her property ...

9. Important Changes to US Tax Law Will Affect ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The US government is about to apply new taxes to expatriates around the globe. Congress has passed a new law that provides relief to US servicemen, and in order to pay for those compensations they are going to raise some taxes and create other ...

10. Translation of Gun Law Proposal
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This is a translation of the bill supposedly submitted to the National Assembly by the Minister of Public Security, Jose Raul Mulino, which would regulate private firearm ownership in the Republic of Panama. For the record, I've been reporting on this bill since 1 ...

11. Customs Prohibits Three From Leaving Panama in Diamond ...
This morning Panama's Director of Customs Daniel Delgado said the customs officials who are investigating the diamond case has issued an order to prevent two United States citizens and one Panamanian lawyer from leaving the country while they investigate the issue. The order, issued by Javier Hernandez, the Regional Administrator ...

12. Herman Bern (Tries To) Shut Down "El Periodico"
By William Sala for La Prensa - At the request of real estate developer Herman Bern, a court ordered yesterday the sequestering of property owned by the weekly magazine "El Periodico." Last Monday Bern presented a civil demand for damages before the Eleventh Civil Court of the First Judicial District ...

13. HSBC vs. Peter Gordon - La Prensa Prints ...
by DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - As many of you already know, HSBC has sued an English speaking member of the expatriate community in Panama, Mr. Peter Gordon from Australia, for defamation and for economic damages to their bank. Their complaint is based primarily on a series of emails that ...

14. Panama Relocation Attorneys
Panama Relocation Attorneys is a law firm located in the heart of Panama City. Whether you plan to invest in panama, relocate here, or both, our goal is simple: to provide outstanding and comprehensive legal services to our clients. The most important thing that should be considered when investing and ...

15. Why Is It Called A "Ley Zanahoria" (Carrot ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The Panamanian government and National Assembly is considering adopting a new law that would further restrict the times and operating hours for bars and nightclubs. Right now practically any bar or club can stay open as long as they want, and the bars tend ...

16. The Effort To Clean Up Panama's Judicial System
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - One thing that literally everyone knows about Panama is that there is a lot of corruption in the judicial system. Over the years some truly unbelievable sentences have been handed down, and the general consensus is that practically all judges are corrupt to one ...

17. Why I'm Basically Ignoring The HSBC vs. Peter ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - A few months ago a reporter from La Estrella de Panama contacted me about the Peter Gordon vs. HSBC lawsuit. He had learned that I tried to broker a settlement between the bank and Peter, and wanted to interview me so I spoke to ...

18. The Thomas Bleming Case
Thomas Bleming, the American military man who is suing Manuel Antonio Noriega for $21.5 million dollars in compensation for being tortured while held in Panamanian jails, says he does not want the money of the ex-dictator "would not accept it". What wants is honorary citizenship. The Vietnam vet said he ...

19. Ana Matilde Gomez Asks To Have Almengor Removed ...
Defense lawyers working for Panama's Attorney General Ana Matilde Gomez challenged newly appointed Supreme Court magistrate José Abel Almengor, after he indicated he did not intend to disqualify himself from hearing as the primary judge in the case, a request filed to have Gomez removed from her position. Juan Antonio ...

20. Child porn suspect arrested at IAH
(Source) A man flying to Houston from Panama was jailed after officials allegedly found child pornography on his computer. Julio Famiglietti was arrested at Bush Intercontinental Airport. He was picked up after officials said they found indecent images involving children on his computer. “His computer was searched and was found ...

21. Diamonds Are A Chump's Best Friend
There are about three new developments on the diamond smuggling story, and the entire theme continues to rotate around Rodney Spiller and the rest of the Spiller family in Boquete, Panama. The "Silvergate Investment Group" is listed in the Panamanian Public Registry with Rodney Spiller's mother Christine Marie Spiller as ...

22. ASEP Allows For Solar Panel Owners to Hook ...
By Wilfredo Jordán Serrano for La Prensa - The National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) established the necessary procedures for clients who install solar panels in their homes and companies will be able to connect them to the power distribution network. The electrical energy each user generates with his solar ...

23. More Details Coming Out on FSU Stabbing Death
By Jennifer Jefferson: Panamanian police are investigating the death of Florida State University student George Turner Ashby, 20, of Orange Park, who was found dead Wednesday at an apartment near the FSU-Panama campus. The university is not releasing information on the cause of death, according to FSU spokesman Frank Murphy. ...

24. Jean Figali Loses Concession To Build a Marina ...
By Mónica Palm for La Prensa - Group F. Internacional, which has been ignoring orders to stop working on their project to build a marina of Amador, has exhausted the patience of Panama's Maritime Authority (AMP) and National Environmental Authority (ANAM). Yesterday both organizations took more energenic actions against the ...

25. "The Friends of Pedro Miguel Have A Lot ...
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Pedro Miguel Gonzalez in Handcuffs Panama America - Pedro Miguel González "must have good friends, with good savings, who want to spend them" to pay for lawyer Gregory Craig, said the ex- ambassador of Panama in Washington, Guillermo ...

26. Panamanian Court Orders $537 Million Dollar Seizure
By José Arcia for La Prensa - On Friday, 1 June 2007, the Marine Court of Panama ordered the seizure of property of the company Petroterminal of Panama (PTP) and other companies who own crude oil and the ship that was being filled in the port when the oil spill ...

27. Graciela Dixon - "Sad and Resigned" (Gag...)
.autotagframe2 { float:right; padding:5px; width:135px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Graciela Dixon - Unemployed in 29 Days By Julio Villalobos for La Estrella de Panama - Graciela Dixon received the results of the voting for the position of Magistrate on the International Criminal Court with sadness and resignation. ...

28. Norman Patrick English Charged in Death of 3 ...
By Mirna Ospino for the Panama America - Panama's Auxiliary Prosecutor has filed formal charges against Norman Patrick English, the father of a boy who died due to broncho-pneumonia, for the supposed crime of negligence (guilt by omission). The investigation was initiated when the mother of the boy with Peruvian ...

29. Lawyer Cochez Wants Bern Off of Kobbe Beach
By Juan Manuel Díaz C. for the Panama America - A complaint alleging hidden assets worth $200,000 involving the hotel Playa Bonita Resort was presented yesterday before the Public Ministry by lawyer Guillermo Cochez. He says in his complaint the public government auction held by the ARI awarding the concession ...

30. Grupo F. and Jean Figali Sue Panama for ...
By Mónica Palm for La Prensa - Grupo F. Internacional, whose president and legal representative is Jean Figali, is suing the Panamanian government for $261 million dollars for damages supposedly caused by the failure of the Panamanian Maritime Authority (AMP) to act. The civil demand was presented on 23 May ...