Lawyer Ramsés Owens a former top player in the Panama Papers scandal who has the potential threat of 70-years in jail hanging over his head, was arrested in Panama on Thursday, night December 6, as part of the investigation into the defunct Mossack Fonseca (MF) law firm and the handling of money of illicit origin in Brazil, a in the Lava Jato case.
Owens was already under investigation and had been favored with bail .. However, he never registered bail, and why the Second Prosecutor’s Office against Organized Crime ordered his provisional detention reports La Prensa.
In the twisted lava Jato – Mossack Fonseca saga Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca Mora, founders of the law firm were originally investigated along with Edison Teano and María Mercedes Riaño, who was in charge of signing in Brazil. All of them are prevented from leaving the country, after being allowed bail.
This week, the US Department of Justice announced that Owens and three others are indicted in a Manhattan court for tax and electronic fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and other crimes related to the role played in a “criminal scheme” perpetrated in Mossack Fonseca. for decades
Due to these facts, Owens faces a sentence of up to 70 years in prison.