Court nixes bribery case dismissal

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A MOTION for dismissal of a bribery investigation   into the former head of the National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG) Eduardo Jaen has been rejected.

The investigation of Eduard Jaen by the 6th Anti-corruption prosecutor,

is related to the alleged payment of bribes for the installation in the Social Security Fund (CSS) of a computer program by  the German multinational SAP during the previous administration.

Judge Alina Hubiedo denied the appeal filed by the defense of Jaen, whom the prosecution orered arrested on  April 11.

Among the evidence allegedly linking Jaen to the illicit deal is a note of Multibank, which mentioned an account of Jaen which received "large sums of money" from the company Great Falls Investment Corp., a company through which alleged bribes were handled.

Other high profile Martinelli era administration figures are also under investigation by the FBI and local investigators.