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31. Perez's Defense Threatens To Sue
The team of lawyers defending the former director of the Security Council warned yesterday that Gustavo Pérez will take legal action against the government officials who authorized the dissemination of images and videos showing him inside of the Gran Joya Penitentiary, where he is serving a preventive measure as part ...

32. Panama to Investigate Entire Congress for Corruption
Panamanian prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to launch a massive corruption probe against the 71 congressmen who served in the National Assembly between 2010 and 2014 for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from a welfare program, local daily La Estrella reported on Monday, March 30. The congressmen reportedly purchased ...

33. Electoral Tribunal Opens The Path To Prosecute Former ...
Just as Panama is the focus of regional attention for hosting the VII Summit of the Americas, the Electoral Tribunal has stripped the former President Ricardo Martinelli of any protection. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the ...

34. Gustavo Perez Transferred To The El Renacer Prison
The former Executive Secretary of the National Security Council Gustavo Perez was transferred to the El Renacer prison in Gamboa yesterday. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can only ...

35. Ferrufino Stole At Least 2.2 Million Dollars
It has been calculated the former Minister of Social Development (Mides) Guillermo Ferrufino received at least 2.2 million dollars in unjustified enrichment during the administration of Ricardo Martinelli. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text ...

36. Martinelli's Lawyers Demand Hearing
Lawyers representing the former President Ricardo Martinelli presented a new appeal before the Supreme Court yesterday, the same day the Court initiated an investigation against him for the purchase of dehydrated foods with a government contract worth $44 million through the National Assistance Program, in which there were cost overruns. ...

37. Robbers break into Tamburrelli bakery
Police said that three men broke into il Nono bakery in Bella Vista Saturday. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can only see this short introduction. If you would ...

38. Supreme Court Opens Criminal Proceedings Against Former President ...
After having been formally notified yesterday about the decision by the Electoral Tribunal to lift the protection from criminal prosecution afforded to the former president Ricardo Martinelli, the team headed by Supreme Court Justice Oyden Ortega - who has been designated to act as the prosecutor for this process - ...

39. Massive Corruption Case in the Panamanian Consulate in ...
By Rubén Polanco for El Siglo - From 1999 to June of 2006, the Consulate of Panama in New York was an organization susceptible to irregular handling of public funds. This, according to an audit conducted by the Comptroller of Panama covering the above period, which leaves clear the incorrect ...

40. Corrupt Cops Put the Pinch on Hawaiian Tropic ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Over the weekend two representatives from the Hawaiian Tropic organization flew to Panama in order to coordinate the possibility of holding the 2009 Miss Hawaiian Tropic International contest here. Unfortunately for them, somewhere along the line they were stopped by two police officers who ...

41. Mabey Bridge Scandal Continues to Grow
By Mónica Palm and Rafael Pérez for La Prensa - The bridge manufacturer Mabey, of the company Mabey & Johnson Limited, at the moment involved in a corruption scandal in Great Britain, paid more than $5.2 million dollars in "commissions" to a Panamanian company supposedly controlled by Rogelio Dumanoir, who ...

42. Land Grab In Punta Chame Panama - A ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I went to Punta Chame yesterday morning. I wanted to see for myself the land the former Director of Land Titles of the National Land Authority (ANATI) Anabelle Villamonte gave away. Through ANATI Resolution 329 dated 7 October 2011, Anabelle Villamonte gave away - ...

43. "Murcia Told Me There Was $2 Million Dollars" ...
By RAFAEL BERROCAL R. and SANTIAGO FASCETTO for La Prensa - On the morning of 28 October 2008, David Murcia and Alexandre Ventura Nogueira were meeting and talking about business. The discussions centered around the possibility of Ventura Nogueira purchasing the DMG franchise in Panama. During the meeting, Murcia commented ...

44. Gustavo Perez Associates Israeli Spy Equipment Allegations With ...
Following the allegations made by a protect witness who gave an interview to a local Panamanian television program, during which she accused Gustavo Perez, the former Director of the National Police and former Secretary of the Security Council during the Martinelli administration of having been trained in Israel to learn ...

45. Protected Witness Says Gustavo Perez Managed Cell Phone ...
A protected witness said Gustavo Perez, who served as a Vice Minister of Government and as the Secretary of the National Security Council during the administration of former president Ricardo Martinelli, was the person who purchased government owned equipment used to intercept cellular telephone communications, equipment that today cannot be ...

46. Why The US Revoked Winston Spadafora's Visa (WikiLeaks)
The Panama America newspaper continues to drip out these cables written by the US Embassy in Panama City and sent to the US State Department and others. This one - written in July 2005 - details the plans of the US Embassy to revoke the visa of Panamanian Supreme Court ...

47. Refusal To Make Bail Opens Debate Over Assets ...
Former President Ernesto Pérez Balladares declared a net worth of $10 million dollars when he took office in 1994. In 2000, a year after leaving office, his personal net worth increased to at least $20 million dollars, in money held in at least eleven bank accounts and real estate. Of ...

48. TVN 2 Video Report on Cirilo McSween Land ...
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Jean Morales By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - And finally, here's the television news report from TVN 2 in Panama City that was broadcast on 30 May 2007. So, I got the time time right. First, El Siglo, ...

49. LA Consul Responds to Firing
Fernando Daly, the recently fired consul of Panama in Los Ángeles, sent an email to La Prensa saying he was surprised by the firing. A report from the Department of Consular Financial Control of the Direction of Finances of the Maritime Administration of Panama (AMP) sent to him on 29 ...

50. Selex Cancelled Contract With Agafia Corp. Before Scandal ...
The Italian company Selex, a subsidiary of Italian group Finmeccanica, unilaterally annulled its contract with the Panamanian company Agafia Corp. for brokering services related to the sale of radar systems to the government of Panama. The rupture of this private relationship occurred on 17 October 2011, before the scandal broke ...

51. Fraud Costs Military Program $100M (Tricare Busts in ...
By AP/RYAN J. FOLEY (MADISON, Wis.) — The U.S. military's health insurance program has been swindled out of more than $100 million over the past decade in the Philippines, where doctors, hospitals and clinics have conspired with American veterans to submit bogus claims, according to prosecutors and court records. Seventeen ...

52. More Corruption At The National Environmental Authority (ANAM)
The National Environmental Authority (ANAM) is facing a second corruption investigation, after a complaint filed by businessman Manuel Barcenas before the Public Ministry. Barcenas accused Anam officials of asking for money to streamline procedures. As part of the investigation being conducted by the Office of the Third Anti-Corruption Prosecutor - ...

53. Former Banco Nacional Director Rafael Arosemena Going Back ...
By William Sala for La Prensa - One year after having been conditionally released from prison to house arrest for health concerns, the former manager of the Panamanian "Banco Nacional" Rafael Arosemena will be returning to the El Renacer prison. This report was confirmed yesterday by Luis Gordon, the Director ...

54. The Headaches of ROP Land in Bocas del ...
By Elizabeth Alveo and Horacio Trottman for El Siglo - The Director of the Land Registry of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in Bocas del Toro, Roberto Prestán, with the possible complicity of other local authorities, supposedly gave a legal document for the purchase of land on an ...

55. Panama's Anti Corruption Czar Fernando Núñez Fábrega Resigns
After 18 months of criticism over the way he managed the position from members of the "civil society" - Panama's Anti Corruption Czar Fernando Núñez Fábrega, has resigned. An official source said Núñez Fábrega said in his resignation letter that he is abandoning his post due to his "advanced age" ...

56. US Embassy Reported Bribery of Panamanian Supreme Court ...
The Panamanian Supreme Court of Justice did not escape the reports sent from the US Embassy in Panama City to the US State Department in Washington. For the US diplomats, there were almost no doubts that the entity is "steeped in corruption" due to the actions of its judges. This ...

57. Mireya Moscoso Also Involved in Slot Machine Scandal
By SANTIAGO Fascetto for La Prensa - The government changed. The political party in power also changed. However, history repeated itself. And there was no room for chance. Former Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso (1999-2004) awarded a direct concession to operate seven slot machine rooms and five sports betting agencies to ...

58. Today's Political Cartoon - Explained (Who's On First, ...
#Panama - By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The political cartoon below that appeared in the El Siglo newspaper today caught my eye. The former Director of the PTJ Jaime Abad has been all over the press in the last couple of days, strongly criticizing the administration of Ricardo Martinelli ...

59. American Expat's Eco Lodge Burned in Bocas del ...
The property of Daniel Aroya, and Italian American, was burned to the ground yesterday on the Cayo de Agua island in the province of Bocas del Toro. The incident took place while Aroya was away from the property. The foreigner learned of the fire from workers who reported what was ...

60. US Revokes Visa of Panamanian Supreme Court Judge
The United States State Department cancelled the visa of Panamanian Supreme Court Justice Winston Spadafora on Wednesday, shortly after members of Panama's national assembly voted to "file" (do nothing about) charges presented last week by civic groups. The State Department said they pulled Spadafora's visa because he was involved in ...