Former President Martinelli must appear before the Court on October 31 for the New Business case

The former President of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli, must appear at the preliminary hearing set by the Third Criminal Court, for next October 31 ñ; this as part of the process that is being carried out against him in the New Business case.
According to the Public Ministry, the Prosecutor’s Office Against Organized Crime managed to get the Third Criminal Court to call 20 people to trial, in this case, for the crimes of money laundering and set the preliminary hearing for the former president in order to month.

The facts of this case date back to March 6, 2017, when the Prosecutor’s Office was able to identify that the purchase of the shares of Editora Panamá América, a public limited company dedicated to the publication of different newspapers with national circulation, was carried out through a complex scheme in the that legal and natural persons intervened, who carried out financial stratification maneuvers, through multiple national and international transactions, managing to collect between December 15 and 27, 2010, the sum of B/.43,912,828.94 in a bank account belonging to the company New Business Services Limited, in an offshore bank.
In 2021, the Public Ministry had requested the summons to trial for 25 people, including former President Martinelli for the purchase of a social media outlet with funds allegedly coming from the State.

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