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121. Corruption Complaint Filed Against the CSS for Theft ...
La Estrella - Employees from the private security company MIMSA SA went to the newsroom of Telemetro to make a rather peculiar complaint involving several crimes, including corruption within the Social Security Fund (CSS). According to complainants, since 2006 the company has not paid the required social security premiums, although ...

122. "Corruption in Panama is Cultural" - Eaton
By Eliana Morales Gil for La Prensa - William Eaton, the US ambassador to Panama, said the problem of corruption in Panama is cultural. He also said corruption in Panama affects the investment climate in the country. "If powerful people continue fomenting corruption, its a bad signal which infects the ...

123. Ocean Pollution Control Was Not Authorized To Build ...
By Jessica Tason for La Critica - The company Ocean Pollution Control acted illegally because although they had a temporary permit to occupy an area of sea bottom and sea shore area, the permit expired in April of 2009 and in addition this permit did not allow them to build ...

124. Alejandro Garuz Blamed For Illegal Wiretap Equipment
The former Director of the of the now defunct Social Investment Fund Giacomo Tamburrelli was who, during the last government, purchased expensive spy equipment from the Israeli company MLM Protection - who also no longer exists - according to sources in the office of the Second Anti Corruption Prosecutor who ...

125. Former Education Minister Salvador Rodríguez Arrested in Corruption ...
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Former Education Minister Salvador Rodriguez Arrested on Corruption Related Charges By JOSÉ OTERO and WILLIAM SALA for La Prensa - Yesterday morning Salvador Rodriguez was at home in Villa de las Fuentes when he was surprised by the ...

126. Judge Tosses Embezzlement Case Against Former Vice Counsel ...
The Fourteenth Court criminal nullified all proceedings and closed the case against the former Vice Consul of Panama in Tampa, Florida, Maximo Haddad Abad and four other individuals who were investigated for the crime of embezzlement. The judge Secundino Mendieta made his decision, saying that due process was violated because ...

127. Linares Denounces "Pressure From Varela" In Favor Of ...
#Panama - "I have no maritime business with the AMP nor do I care to have it. Thank God my possessions are known, and it is known where they come from. I have nothing to hide." The administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Roberto Linares, yesterday decided to break ...

128. Nepotism: Nine Family Members Judge Pinilla Working for ...
By Leonardo Flores for La Prensa - Electoral Court Magistrate Erasmo Pinilla recognized that he named nine employees of positions within the Electoral Tribunal that are direct relatives of his or of his wife. In an email, Pinilla affirms that four of the nine are directly related to him. His ...

129. Panama's Public Ministry Formally Charges Former Education Minister ...
By Elizabeth Garrido A. for La Prensa - The Public Ministry of Panama today formally press charges against former Education Minister Salvador Rodriguez for being allegedly involved in an embezzlement case against the state. Rodriguez arrived this morning at the offices of the Third Anti Corruption Prosecutor to be interrogated ...

130. Alexandre Ventura Nogueira Confirms - Suitcase Contained $2 ...
.autotagframe2 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Alexandre Ventura Nogueira By SANTIAGO FASCETTO RAFAEL BERROCAL R. for La Prensa - Real estate promoter Alexandre Ventura Nogueira - who was present in the meetings between David Murcia, Roberto Bobby Velásquez, and his father Roberto Velásquez, confirmed ...

131. David Murcia's Secret Stash in Bogota
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - David Murcia, the Colombian who's been indicted by the United States on charges of money laundering and who is now under arrest in Colombia, has a secret "safe house" apartment somewhere in Bogota. Since he was involved in so much illegal activity, he apparently ...

132. "Florist" Drops Claim Against Land in Paitilla
Cesar Segura's defense lawyer Silvio Guerra went to the offices of the Attorney General to inform them that his client has waived all claims to the parcel of land in Paitilla, which was awarded to him by the National Land Authority (Anati) supposedly without having met all of the requirements ...

133. Prosecutor Says Former President and Associates Could Not ...
Former Panamanian President Ernesto Perez Balladares could not justify the "exorbitant" amount of money he received both directly and indirectly from the company called "Lucky Games" - a company that obtained a concession to operate slot machines during his administration - which is why the Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime ...

134. Corruption in Panama Is An Obstacle To Doing ...
By ROBERTO GONZALEZ JIMENEZ for La Prensa - Corruption is the most problematic factor for doing business in Panama, according to Global Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum. In presenting the report, the director of the National Competitiveness Center, Nicolas Ardito Barletta, said the effort to reduce or ...

135. Supreme Court Gives Belgis Castro House Arrest
By Carlos A. Rodríguez for La Critica - Former Education Minister Belgis Castro succeeded in obtaining his freedom yesterday. Panama's Supreme Court decided to replace the measure of preventative detention, which Castro has served in an office of the DIJ for the past 45 days, with an interim measure of ...

136. "Why Didn't You Question Him When You Had ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Today in a conversation with a very smart and well connected Panamanian professional regarding the recent series of scandals surrounding the alleged fraud artist and money launder David Murcia, the following concept arose; "Why didn't Panamanian prosecutors question David Murcia extensively before extraditing him ...

137. Mayte Pellegrini Accused Moncada Luna of Hindering Financial ...
The 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) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in ...

138. Zulay Rodriguez Fears Her Case Will Be Thrown ...
The former deputy judge Zulay Rodríguez, said on the channel 2 morning news program today that she has received telephone calls warning her that the complaint she filed against Supreme Court Judge Jose Abel Almengor in the National Assembly will be closed on Tuesday (tomorrow) and that she will be ...

139. Ten Customs Officials Being Investigated for Taking Bribes
Panama America - The Chief of the Panamanian National Customs Authority Vilma De Luca said ten customs officials are under investigation for supposedly accepting bribes and for allowing cash to pass through inspections without having been declared. De Luca, who recognized that the monitoring systems at the airport should be ...

140. Carlos "Tito" Afu Wants To Testify in CEMIS ...
National Assembly Deputy Carlos "Tito" Afu attacked the leaders of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) this afternoon and said they were the main players in the CEMIS corruption scandal. According to Afu judicial authorities should investigate the bank accounts of the members of the PRD's National Executive Committee (CEN) of ...

141. Quijano: "Martinelli Ordered Investigations of Political Donors"
Panama's Vice Minister of Commerce and Industry, Roberto Quijano, said an external audit should be conducted of the political parties to find out who made donations during the election campaign. "This audit would allow us to know what person made a contribution to the campaign of any candidate. This would ...

142. Investigating the "Fake Judge" Scandal
The Public Ministry (MP) is preparing a new summons for the Superior Court judge of the Fourth Judicial District of Herrera and Los Santos, Dulio Arrocha, to be notified of the requirement to be deposed in the investigation into charges against his alleged falsification of documents and acting as a ...

143. Corrupt High Ranking ANATI Officials Forced Titling Of ...
"It is a sandy beach that has been deposited by tidal action, extending over the entire area of the application." This is how the technicians from the Authority of Land Management (ANATI) described more than 9,000 square meters of land that the corporation Puntabeach Interprises requested, in February 2011, to ...

144. Angelica Maytín Named As New "Anti Corruption Czar"
Angelica 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) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full ...

145. ATTT Fires Driving License Chief
The head of the National Traffic Authority, Angelino Harris, announced the dismissal of the Director of the Licenses Department and the firing of four other employees. The dismissals resulted from an internal audit and investigation revealed a network of civil employees was working together with two driving schools to fraudulently ...

146. Complaint Against IMEL Without Merit - Pachard
By Fermín Estribí for the Panama America - The complaint made to the Public Ministry by lawyers for the former director of the Banco Nacional of Panama Rafael Arosemena against the Institute of Legal Medicine (IMEL) is without merit, according to the director of that organization José Vicente Pachard. He ...

147. Court Acquits ANATI's Anabelle Villamonte In Paitilla Land ...
The Third Criminal Court acquitted the former Director of Land Titling of the National Land Administration (ANATI) Anabelle Villamonte; the florist Segura César Segura; and the lawyer Francisco Pérez Ferreira; who had been accused over the titling of the parcel of land in Paitilla. The decision was signed by Judge ...

148. Charges Brought Against Former ANATI Official Anabelle Villamonte ...
Panama's Attorney General José Ayú Prado has brought charges for the alleged commission of an offense against public administration, in the mode of negligent embezzlement, against the former Director of ANATI, Anabelle Villamonte, in the investigation into the free granting of a parcel of land in Punta Paitilla, according to ...

149. Jaime Salas Moved To La Joya Prison
The former Municipal Engineer of Panama City, Jaime Salas, started off the new year with a change of residence - he was moved from a transitory holding cell to an ordinary prison. Last Friday Salas was transferred from a holding cell located at the headquarters of the National Police in ...

150. Murcia Had Other Contacts With The Campaign of ...
By SANTIAGO FASCETTO for La Prensa - The agreement at which David Murcia Guzmán arrived with Roberto "Bobby" Velasquez and his father, for which Murcia gave $6 million dollars to be split equally and given to the political campaigns of Bobby Velasquez and Balbina Herrera, was not the only contact ...