International media report Martinelli to alleged FCC bribery probe

Ricardo Martinelli

 
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The name of former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli has again surfaced in international media  carrying reports  of the scores of millions of dollars alleged paid in  bribes by the Spanish FCC in Panama and other Central American countries

The company was awarded the construction of the Vía Brasil road rearrangement project and participated together with Odebrecht as part of the consortium that built Lines 1 and 2 of the Panama Metro.

As reported by the Spanish El Confidencial , the works in Vía Brasil, join the group of works allegedly rigged by FCC in Panama, by paying commissions that would add up to $82.7 million

The bribes would have been executed through a complicated network of companies that would have ramifications in Uruguay, Andorra, and Switzerland, and the funds would have ended up in the office of local lawyer Mauricio Cort, alleged to gave been the frontman for Martinelli during his presidency 2009-2014..

The report of the international media also indicates that the investigations have advanced in other works that are suspected of irregular operations such as lines 1 and 2 of the Panama Metro and the Hospital City, which to date remains paralyzed reports TVN News.

The Spanish  newspaper  publication says  “the company has been forced to admit that it achieved those

orders by buying Martinelli, not only with the payment of commissions, but also gave him a 50% stake in the Altos del Javier society SA , a company constituted by the construction company in 2011.

FCC would have created Altos del Javier SA, to buy the farm where the old facilities of the Javier College were, whose buildable area is 30,000  square meters. The campus moved to Clayton in 2010. The following year, the Society of Jesus sold o FCC the land it had occupied for half a century inPerejil, for $17.1 million.

" Neither the neighbors of the area, who have complained repeatedly about the abandonment of the facilities after the Jesuits left, never knew that FCC had bought the land, and less, that Martinelli

had taken half of the land " , says the report.

Meanwhile, to pay the bribes of lines 1 and 2 of the Panama Metro, FCC used shadow companies and contacts provided by Odebrecht.

In the case of the Hospital City, FCC designed its own system to get the money to former president Martinelli, through transactions in bank accounts in Switzerland and Andorra.

The authorities in Spain keep track of other FCC project transactions that were made in Panama and other countries in the region.



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George Klk

Panama | Loop hole: Martinelli Cannot Be Charged: Extradited For Just Wire-Tap and Privacy Issues. What are the explicit laws in this regard? How many charges before Martinelli builds a defense for an illegal investigation? How will Martinelli's lawyers continue lawsuits defenses for alleged crimes? How will the new magistrates act in accordance to Martinelli new alleged $10's million bribes? What new faces can we expect to stand out with many more months of delays? How many more $10's to $100's of millions do we need to hear to link the crimes to Martinelli? Martinelli dressed in his dark suit and dark glasses and yelling away in prison... a madman and previously known as...'loco (crazy)' fled Panama escaping and avoiding court hearings is a man who shirks the law and threatens Panamanian news media with lawsuits keeping Panama in the dark. Panama is not ignorant...but the powers of corruption is forcing the issue through corrupt legal means. Panama is a … professional Institution for the catering of the...psycho world of Martinelli money obsessions.

19 days ago
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George Klk

Panama | Martinelli's Lawyers are Playing with Political Fire...[Prediction Unfolds]!!! Anything that happens to Panama ($30 billion / national debt) is tantamount to a... nuclear bomb going off in the United States backyard. Panama suffers an economic crises...$1000's % hyper inflation...weakens democracy and... another Venezuela with the United States hands tied because of another China, Russia / Cuba, Turkey takeover? How about a true blood bath!!! Martinelli's lawyers will not escape this unscathed...watch your back!

20 days ago
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George Klk

Panama | FCC...Uruguay, Andorra, Switzerland and Martinelli's National Assembly, Justice Magistrates. Former president R. Martinelli Brazil's Odebrecht organized a complex network of money laundering, front man money...lawyer: Mauricio Cort and suit case of packed money $$$ to hide any trail with the whole scheme of international Latin complicit South American and Central states. In addition, the investigation of a missing person of an investigator for R. Martinelli... High Spirit accounts, Google: 7-year mystery disappearance of man who exposed corrupt brokerage. Saturday, November 16 marked seven years since Vernon Ramos, the former Deputy Director of Audit of the Superintendence of the Securities Market (SMV) walked out of his home in Chanis between 1.30 and 2 p.m. wearing shorts and tee-shirt and disappeared. Wire tap experts who testified and the case was dismissed and now is appealed...delays? Trails and corrupt money, trails of wire taps, trails of missing person, trails of Brazil's Odebrecht paying bribes and...all...of this leads to one man who used even PAN to purchase his Pegasus spy equipment with all of his battery of lawyers shaking hands for more and more delays and lawsuits against the former Panama vice president and the news media.[ Look...Ricardo Martinelli thought nothing...nothing but extracting all monies from international Latin nations as the Latin nations get their mony back from the small population of low wage earnings of Panama. ] Panama was his way to his sick...very sick tactic to hurt and devastate Panama and almost succeeded by over turning the government of Panama with the aid of U.S. president Trump with alleged accusations of a corrupt Panama with his (Martinelli) Pegasus spy information!!! Former president Ricardo Martinelli is a very...VERY SICK MAN who would stop at nothing...NOTHING to get ALL the money from any and ALL Latin nations. What happens to Panama he (Martinelli) could just blame on the Latin nations for doing this to Panama! He (Martinelli) was the MASTER MIND OF THIS SICK MAFIA OPERATION THAT KNEW NO BOUNDS TO BRING DOWN ALL OF LATIN AMERICA!!! RICARDO MARTINELLI IS A VERY, VERY SICK MAN AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED THE WORST CELEBRATED CAPITAL GAINS KILLER IN HISTORY.

20 days ago
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