On the second day of the preliminary hearing in the Odebrecht case, held this Tuesday, the Public Ministry continued to be represented by senior prosecutors Ruth Morcillo and Mahmad Daud Hasan, in addition to Jenisbeth Malek Circuit, Thalía Palacios and deputy prosecutor Olmedo Gómez, carried out by the Third Liquidator Court of Criminal Cases, in charge of Judge Baloisa Marquínez.
The hearing continued with the reading of the Fiscal Hearing of the Public Ministry, reaching number 238 of the 810 sheets (pages) it contains, detailing sworn statements of those involved where a former President of the Republic (2009-2014) and his children are named. , in addition to state ministers, who are accused of money laundering, detailing the creation of corporations to receive and transfer money and create projects where the money from the bribes given by Odebrecht circulated, also payments and deposits some for thousands and others for millions of dollars.
Payments and deposits that were also sent to banks in Andorra by several of these officials.
Likewise, mention was made in the reading of the Fiscal View of a law firm at the service of the Odebrecht construction company that paid payroll and created companies to transfer money in favor of this same firm.
The investigation of the Public Ministry details the payment of 59 million balboas by the Odebrecht construction company as bribes and 33 million of these deposited in accounts in different countries, in order to acquire the guarantee for the construction of projects in Panama.
This case was investigated for the crime Against the Economic Order, in the form of money laundering, typified in Book II, Title VII, Chapter IV of the Penal Code, which establishes a sentence of 5 to 12 years in prison (articles 254 and 255) and from 5 to 10 years (article 256) respectively.
This Wednesday, September 14, the reading of the Fiscal View of this case continues.