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Ex-Panama president Martinelli grounded and in custody

Monday, July 10, 2017

Panama’s fugitive former president,  Ricardo Martinelli, presents a flight risk and must remain in custody until the request for extradition to Panama is heard on July 25.

The decision was made Friday by Judge Edwin Torres of the Court of South District of Florida.

Torres assessed the risk of flight, given that Martinelli, has connections around the world, “so this Court cannot lose control over him until the process is concluded “.

Source: Newsroom Panama