Business leaders denounce lawmakers’ jail dodge amendment

 
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Panama ‘s  Chamber of Commerce(Cciap), has joined the growing outcry against a legislative amendment that would allow people convicted of corruption, drug trafficking, money laundering or other  high profile crimes  to escape time  behind bars in return  for  community work

Cciap said  on  Sunday, February 2,: "It is incomprehensible that the National Assembly introduces surprising, unclear and excessive elements at the last minute as has been the modification to Article 65of the Criminal Code  "

“We trust that the Executive Branch will be consistent, as it has been shown so far, with what society claims. At the same time, we expect all officials that make up this state power to conduct themselves vertically and with strict adherence to the law, ”.

The Cciap called on all civil society to denounce all acts of corruption of which it witnesses.



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George Klk

Panama | Nothing President Cortizo Can Do, Martinelli Cannot Undo. Panama President Cortizo does not have a political background. Never served as a public servant. Never served as a police officer. Never served in any capacity as a lawyer and or prosecutor. Never contacted former president Ricardo Martinelli about his service to Panama. Never contacted former president Juan Varela about his service to Panama. Never questioned the investigation about the former presidents. President Cortizo stated...UNITY! Former president R. Martinelli now wants to do it all over again... Why? Martinelli was having a great time apparently in Florida, U.S.A. immediately after leaving Panama! Martinelli had...ALL...his lawyers take care of...ALL...the allegations of crimes against him. Martinelli's may be thinking... THAT WAS EASY, LET'S DO IT AGAIN, I WILL RETURN IN VICTORY! Forget about president Cortizo...he's nothing, he can't do anything. President Cortizo can't do anything to me (Martinelli)!!! When I'm president again, I will show Panama whose...THE BOSS!

9 months ago
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George Klk

Panama | Pamama President Cortizo First Actions. Pres. Cortizo stated...UNITY...for ALL POLITICAL PARTIES OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. Pres. Cortizo stated...CONSTITUTION REFORM...(including corrupt parties). Pres. Cortizo under his watch allowed...R. Martinelli to escape the clutches of prosecution with... IMPUNITY now that former pres. R. Martinelli has formed his new political party!!! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN??? Panama President Cortizo Government: CORTIZO...'UNITY'... OF ALL POLITICALLY CORRUPT PARTIES + CORRUPT MARTINELLI ISRAEL PEGASUS + CORRUPT MARTINELLI PARDON OF HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS + CORRUPT MARTINELLI MULTITUDES OF CRIMES PENDING + CORRUPT MARTINELLI LAWSUITS + CORRUPT MARTINELLI NEW PARTY TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY TO RETAKE...PANAMA + CORRUPT FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR RE-ELECTION...BRAZIL'S ODEBRECHT = IMPUNITY PRESIDENT CORTIZO ADMINISTRATION ALLOWED AND WITNESSED THESE ACTIONS. CORRUPT FORMER PRESIDENT MARTINELLI IS...NOW AUTOMATICALLY SOON TO BE IMPERVIOUS TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS...IMPUNITY...ALL UNDER PANAMA PRESIDENT CORTIZO WATCH... PANAMA PRESIDENT CORTIZO: COMPLICIT TO MARTINELLI'S CORRUPTIONS!!!

9 months ago
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Panama

Just setting up their own getting out of jail free card

9 months ago
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