Tuesday, 07 December 2021 10:38 GMT

Panama Papers” hearing postponed until November

(MENAFN- Newsroom Panama)  

The preliminary hearing scheduled for  Monday, September 20, for alleged money laundering, in a process initiated in 2016 related to the activities of the defunct firm Mossack Fonseca, was postponed to November 22, because three of those investigated  presented various excuses.

An edict signed by the Third Liquidator Judge of Criminal Causes, Baloisa Marqúinez, reported that Ramsés Owens, through his lawyer Marcela Arauz, presented a certificate of medical incapacity, valid from September 15 to 24, signed by the obstetrician-gynecologist Ricardo Ponce Carrizo.

In the certificate, the doctor says that the disability is the result of surgery.

In addition, the lawyer Luis Carlos Gómez, defender of Dirk Brawer and Axel Gauster, presented an excuse because this same Monday he had to attend a hearing, for another case, at the office in Colón of the Superior Court of Appeals.

For this reason, Judge Marquínez decided that the preliminary hearing will be held on the previously scheduled alternate date, from November 22 to December 17, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

The case, which began with the publications of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), is related to the alleged concealment of illicit funds from executives of the German company Siemens .




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