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Panama judge sends ominous 'crime pays' message

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


The return of a mansion,  bank accounts a Porsche,  a yacht, silverware  and other symbols of wealth to a former government official convicted  of embezzlement  and money laundering  is proof that  “crime pays and generates a “picture of impunity” to  ordinary citizens, say leaders of civil society reacting to a decision of Fifteenth Criminal Judge Leslie Loaiza, which spurred cries of outrage and disbelief.

The beneficiary of the decision  is the former director  of the now-defunct National Assistance  Program. Rafael Guardia Jaen.

Source: Newsroom Panama