OPINION: An Opportunity for Panama justice to regain trust

Martinelli fugitive offspring

374Views 1Comments Posted 22/11/2018

The middle phase of the [Ricardo Martinelli] wiretapping case is about to conclude. Despite the upsets of yesterday, the magistrate judge of guarantees, Jerónimo Mejía, made important rulings on the admission of the evidence presented by the defense of the former president of the Republic. We are close to a decisive decision in this process. The plenary of the Supreme Court of Justice must be aware of the historical moment that the country is facing. Here there is no worthwhile evasion.  Even if they reject the case to a lower court, the judicial remedies will maintain control of the issue. The magistrates of the Supreme Court have been seriously questioned for their judgments and their behavior as a collective. The wiretapping case of punctures is an opportunity to show courage and above all, integrity, aspects that the Judicial Body has been greatly lacking. What happens in the United States with the sons of the former president reiterates the challenge of the Panamanian justice system: to win back the legitimacy respect and trust of society and the international community. – LA PRENSA, Nov. 22

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George Klk

PANAMA | MARTINELLI SONS Martinelli's sons will be jailed and they have certain qualities. Qualities of the silver spoon non working first class. Non working first class... "I don't work, let me borrow you're things and don't bother to ask for you're things." "I have no money in this prison population, let me have one of your candy bars." "I will pay you back, I have money." "Ask my friends, if you want you're items returned." Business as usual... Extortion...clique...Italian league...cater to the elite gang members, etc. Prison population is never talked about much other than gang fights. Maybe word will go out of a gang member's testimony..."he said, father is guilty." News Media publishes account and somehow judicial court declares a mistrial. Martinelli brothers welcomes invitations for posterity. Martinelli brothers welcomes fame and publicity...better treatment. Martinelli brothers blame their father and just did not know what they were facing. The Shark (Yacht) was ready to sail into the...Mission Impossible Sunset. The Shark with bags of cold...hard...cash of Brazil's Odebrecht inside deals. Victim's...Panama holding the bag, only to have to pay Brazil's Odebrecht. Sound familiar? Martinelli brothers..."Ask my friends, if you want you're items returned." Former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli... ……………………….."I rather pay the judge the money."...………………………… It's true.

6 months ago
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