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Panama politician says ‘nothing illegal’ in $3 million handouts

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


One of the Democratic Change deputies in Panama who received checks from a construction company granted a multi million dollar contract during the Martinelli administration says  there was nothing illegal in pocketing the checks ranging from $10,000 to $30,000, totaling $3.4 million.

The statement came from Mariela Vega, referring to the checks she and party colleagues received from the company Transcaribe Trading, in charge of the expansion of the Arraiján-La Chorrera highway, work that is the object of an investigation in the Public Ministry.

Source: Newsroom Panama