March 4, 2021

A Panamanian court denies again an extension to the Prosecutor's Office in the Odebrecht case

A Panamanian court denied on Friday an appeal filed by the Prosecutor to continue investigating the case of bribes of the Brazilian Odebrecht, in which there are scores of defendants, including two children of former president Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014).

"The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office requested an extension, not to prepare the fiscal hearing, but to continue the investigations, which was denied by the Twelfth Court with the Vario Court No. 74 of May 3, 2019 and now confirmed by the Second Superior Court of Justice, "informed the Judicial Branch.

The Panamanian Prosecutor's Office, meanwhile, told Efe that it has not yet received the court's order and that, therefore, "it cannot evaluate what options to take before this judicial decision."

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