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Ex-Panama president’s $20 million bail bid rejected

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


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