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181. "Mister Bull" Boat Mechanic Testifies in Perez Balladares ...
Panama's Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime has investigated 14 people, including Ernesto Perez Balladares, for his part in an alleged network dedicated to money laundering. James David Tobiasson Vega - the boat mechanic for a yacht named "Mister Bull" owned by the former president, who is currently out of the ...

182. Threatened La Prensa Journalist Asks For Protection From ...
Faced with threats from the Minister of Labor and Workforce Development, Alma Cortez, and her Secretary General Hernán García against the journalist of this newspaper (La Prensa) Santiago Cumbrera, the National College of Journalists (Conape) will a precautionary measure from the Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington because statements ...

183. Ex-Director of Panama's National Bank Arosemena Gets House ...
By Rafael Luna Noguera for La Prensa - After having spent 76 days in the Renacer Jail and another 31 days in hospitals, the ex- director of the National Bank of Panama (BNP) Rafael Arosemena was granted house arrest this Wednesday as he begins to complete sentences for misappropriation of ...

184. Balbina: Influence and Pressure in AMP Payment
By SANTIAGO FASCETTO for La Prensa - At first she paid two visits to the office of the President of the Board of Directors of the Panamanian Maritime Administration (AMP.) Later, she participated in a legislative meeting in the National Assembly that lacked a required legal framework. And in the ...

185. Roberto Prestan Turns Back Up on the MEF ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Hey, there he is! Roberto Prestan Medrano, the guy who used to be the Director of the tax office (cadastro) in Bocas del Toro dropped off the radar late last year. Funny, but he seemed to evaporate shortly after I reported his involvement with ...

186. Martinelli Asks For Investigation Into Allegations of a ...
Panama's president Ricardo Martinelli asked for a thorough investigation into the alleged plot to remove Ana Matilde Gomez from her position as the Attorney General. "I ask for an investigation, but without the media turning the issue into a soap opera full of love, action, and excitement," he told local ...

187. "All Corrupt Officials Are Going Down..."
The lead story in La Prensa this morning is, once again, about corruption. Ana Matilde Gómez, Panama's Attorney General, announed that there are more undercover operations ongoing, and that all corrupt public officials are "going to fall, sooner or later."

188. More Black Eyes for Arnulfistas - This Time ...
Ex-officials of Mireya Moscoso's Arnulfista government continue to provide material for the PRD. During the Moscoso regime the Social Investment Fund (FIS) was under the contol of Arnulfo Escalona Ávila. The newspaper Panama America discovered that during his management, Escalona rented the third floor of a building owned by his ...

189. Harley Mitchell Visits Bocas del Toro
By ANGEL SANTIAGO PIMENTEL for La Estrella - The President of the Panamanian Supreme Court of Justice, Harley James Mitchell, visited the area yesterday where he the new offices of the Judicial Branch of government will be constructed in Bocas del Toro, saying "it is necessary to fight corruption." Mitchell ...

190. Meduca Officials Arrested for Stealing $892K in Public ...
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:126px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Zonia Gallardo, Vice Minister of Education By José González Pinilla for La Prensa - Mitzi Miranda, an employee of the Fund for Equity and Quality in Education (FECE) of the San Miguelito region, and Teodoro Castillo, a professor, ...

191. RTVE Left $17 Million In Equipment Off the ...
Personnel of the Direction of Government Accounting Office of the Ministry of Economy and Finanzas (MEF) found that the state-owned educational television channel 11 left equipment valued at more than $17 million dollars off of their official inventory of equipment. The information was released by the office during a conference ...

192. Journalist Accused Of Bribing President of Panama Arrested ...
The former director of the Italian newspaper Avanti, businessman Valter Lavitola, accused of corruption and of having bribed the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, was arrested Monday in Italy after being a fugitive for six months in Latin America. Lavitola was arrested ...

193. Afu Accuses Martin Torrijos (In CEMIS Corruption Scandal)
The CEMIS is like a skeleton in the closet. The biggest corruption scandal of the past decade revived yesterday in a confrontation in which Deputy Carlos Afu turned on the fan and accused the former president Martin Torrijos of being the mastermind of everything, and that therefore he would unmask ...

194. Citizens Allege Police Abuse and Beatings
National Police officers in La Chorrera are being accused to an alleged beating and police abuse against two citizens. Hector Castro, one of the complainants, said everything started at the swimming hole in La Arenosa when a police lieutenant arrived who started throwing out the citizens. Castro protested the officer's ...

195. Asking For An Official Explanation Of The Solomon ...
The scandals haunting the government of Ricardo Martinelli have immediate repercussions. And the US revocation of Solomon Shamah's visa, the Minister of Tourism, is no exception. The former Foreign Minister Jorge Eduardo Ritter when asked about these scandals said most of the time, the serious crisis is generated not by ...

196. The Political Ties of the FECEs Scandal
By Zonia de Smith., Jovanka Guardia and Eliana Morales Gil for La Prensa - Nepotism and political connections played a part in the corruption case involving the Fairness and Quality in Education Fund (FECE) in San Miguelito. Political connections within the Partido Revolucionario Democratico tie those involved in the embezzlement ...

197. Anabel Villamonte Has Been Arrested - Being Taken ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Well, it turns out her lawyer was right. Anabele Villamonte - the former Director of Land Titling of the National Land Authority (ANATI), was arrested this evening after prosecutors finished questioning her as part of their investigations into irregularities over titles issued for land ...

198. Expat Business Owners Denounces Corruption at ANAM
At the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) yesterday no one knew the whereabouts of Francisco Garzon, Chief Advisor to the Sub Administration of the institution, who has been accused by the representatives of the company La Reserva for having asked for a $100,000 bribe in exchange for the approval of an ...

199. La Prensa Reported on Cayo de Agua Story ...
Editor's Comment: This article appeared in La Prensa on 25 August 2011, just a week before the fire. The submission of an application for a stay of eviction before the Ministry of Government prevented the Mayor of Bocas del Toro, Joseph Anderson, from evicting Mr. Daniel Ayora from his property ...

200. Two More People Charged In Juan Hombron Land ...
The Fifth Circuit Prosecutor brought charges for crimes against the environment against two more people as part of the investigation into the alleged irregularities in the award of 54 hectares of land Juna Hombrón, Cocle, said a source in the Public Ministry yesterday. According to the informant, the prosecutor Ruth ...

201. Multi-Million Dollar Embezzlement In The FIS
.autotagframe2 { float:right; padding:5px; width:143px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Giacomo Tamburrelli, Director of the Social Investment Fund (FIS) Perhaps the darker side of politics is summed up in the 900 page report the Director of the Social Investment Fund (FIS), Giacomo Tamburrelli, has tucked away in his ...

202. Carlos "Tito" Afu Calls Out Cortizo and Castillo ...
Carlos Afu says he has information on the acts of Laurentino Cortizo in the CEMIS case. In an exclusive interview with La Estrella, Afu decided not to reveal the details but said he would divulge what he knows when he's called to testify before the Supreme Court about the scandal ...

203. Complaint Filed Filed Against Former Minister of Education ...
By Grisel Bethancourt and Ereida Prieto Barreiro for the Panama America - Lawyer Guillermo “Willie” Cochez presented a complaint to the offices of the Judge Advocate General of the Nation for supposed crimes against the public health and against the development of education. "The lost money could ascend to more ...

204. "Cornejo Didn't Overstep Her Bounds" - Laywer
By Gloria Leiva Gaitán for El Siglo - At 10:30 am yesterday morning, Panama's Second Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Maribel Cornejo appeared at the office of the Attorney General to make her official statement in the investigation into a criminal complaint alleging abuse of authority filed by the President of the Supreme ...

205. Abigail Benzadón Cohen Appointed As New Anti Corruption ...
Abigail Benzadón Cohen is the new Secretary of the Council of Transparency against Corruption (Anti Corruption Czar.) Not much is known about Benzadón Cohen, only a few people have heard of her. The new 'Czarina' should monitor and report acts of corruption within the government, although for lawyer Miguel Antonio ...

206. Former President Perez Balladares Flew to Nicaragua
.autotagframe3 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Former President of Panama (1994 - 1999) Ernesto Perez Balladares Panama America - Former Panamanian president Ernesto Pérez Balladares left the country last night and flew to Nicaragua, his spokeswoman Catia Rojas told EPASA. Rojas said the trip ...

207. Attorney General Presses Formal Charges Against Former ANATI ...
Panama's Attorney General Jose Ayú Prado pressed formal charges against the former Director of Land Titles of the National Land Authority (ANATI), Anabel Villamonte, for alleged crimes against the environment due to the free allocation of land in Juan Hombrón. This was confirmed to the press by Villamonte's attorney Guillermina ...

208. Agafia Corp Was To Receive 10% of $333 ...
It wasn't only the radars. They did not only agree to pay $12.5 million dollars. Apart from the 10 percent of the sale of radars to Panama by the Italian company Selex, a transaction of $125 million dollars, the mysterious Panamanian corporation Agafia Corp. also agreed to collect 10 percent ...

209. Civic Organizations Denounce Eight Supreme Court Justices as ...
Yesterday representatives from eighteen civic organizations presented documents to the Panamanian congress, detailing charges of corruption against eight sitting Supreme Court judges. Those judges named are Arturo Hoyos, Aníbal Salas, Alberto Cigarruista, Jacinto Cárdenas, Roberto González, Winston Spadafora, Graciela Dixon and José Troyano, charges with failing to comply with their ...

210. Arquímedes Sáez (Extortion) Court Hearing Suspended
.autotagframe4 { float:right; padding:5px; width:169px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Arquímedes Sáez - Accused of Extortion Panama's Second Circuit Criminal Court (Second Judicial Circuit of Panama), ordered the suspension of the main hearing, in the process following former prosecutor Archimedes Sáez and Carlos Smith Coba for the alleged ...