US fugitive laundering suspect loses habeas corpus appeal

r Ramsés Owens

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 Lawyer Ramsés Owens, who is under investigation  for alleged money laundering through the Jal Offshore company.and for laundering  related to the activities  of the Mossack Fonseca firm, will remain under house arrest after   the Panama Supreme Court  denied  an appeal of habeas corpus presented by Owens so that the precautionary measure could be modified

The precautionary measure was imposed on Owens by the seventh anti-corruption prosecutor, Leyda Sáenz, in charge of the investigations.

The Jal Offshore investigation began on the basis of a complaint filed before the Public Prosecutor on June 22, 2015 by the Superintendence of the Securities Market, which detected alleged anomalies in transactions carried out by the company through the now-defunct  Financial Pacific securities house (FP), between 2010 and 2013.

According to the complaint, securities houses cannot receive cash from customers for purposes other than the purchase of financial instruments or receive money from other accounts.

As part of the same case, the Fourteenth Criminal Court denied Owens permission to leave the country.

Owens has been declared a fugitive in the US where he is facing  money laundering charges

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