Two of the six lawyers hired in Guatemala to help the sons of former president Ricardo Martinelli fight extradition, to the United States to face money laundering charges have resumes that include investigations into their own alleged laundering activities.
Luis Eduardo Camacho , spokesman for the former president, has named the team that will endeavor to prevent Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares facing US justice
Camacho said that the team consists of Byron Manuel Santos Galindo , Bárbara Mabel Rosas Solares , Denis Cuesy Lessing, Mónica Rodríguez, Nicky Aguilar and Juan Carlos Borrayo.
Santos Galindo is a retired army colonel who was arrested and accused of money laundering in May 2017 when they found him $50,862 in cash, when his residence was raided as part of the investigation into the prison escape of notoriou killer Marixa Lemus , aka “ La Patrona”.
Months later, the Ninth Criminal Court closed the process in favor of the lawyer and released him.
Rosas Solares surrendered to justice after the October 25, 2018, the Office of the Prosecutor against Money Laundering coordinated a search of an office building and found a safe with a suitcase containing $510,000 in $ 20 bills. The Sixth Criminal Court of First Instance decided to criminally prosecute Rosas Solares - then defender of Jonathan Chévez , alleged money launderer of jailed former Guatemala VP Roxana Baldetti. the status of the process is uncertain.
The brothers were detained on July 6, when they were trying to leave the country on a “humanitarian” flight to Panama on a plane owned by their father.
Former Health Minister Rosario Turner had reportedly refused permission for the flight to land in Panama and was abruptly replaced by President Nito Cortizo
The process for the extradition of the Martinelli Linares is on hold because their lawyers filed an Amparo in which they required time to request the credentials from Parlacen, as both were elected as alternate deputies of although they were fugitives living in the United States.
Do you only have a Martinelli problem ? I am a gringo my bank account are all locked in front of my house are military police my laywer's phone is blocked my car is stolen and the PRD is installing the new normal: The Noriega 2.0 Regime. La Prensa is no longer a free press just take a look the their offices. Masked army like police are blocking everybody from entering.