Ex-Panama president’s $20 million bail bid rejected
Panama’s ex-president Ricardo Martinelli, detained in Miami since June 12 while awaiting .extradition has raised his bid for bail to $20 million.
Yesterday Martinelli’s Miami lawyer Marcos Jiménez asked Judge Edwin Torres of the South Corridor District Court to reconsider his decision not to release him on bail and to accept payment of a $20 million bond, equal to that of a former FIFA manager arrested in the football corruption scandal in 2015. The judge rejected the offer.
Source: Newsroom Panama