Panama Issues Arrest Warrant for Alemán

August 18, 2006

MANAGUA – Legal analysts claim a Panamanian arrest warrant issued for former President Arnoldo Alemán (1997-2002), his wife and two of his close associates on charges of money laundering, has no legal validity in Nicaragua.

The warrant was issued July 25, but the Panamanian Supreme Court did not announce the measure until Aug. 12.

Panamanian prosecutors on March 30 accused the former President and the other suspects of laundering some $58.2 million in Nicaraguan public funds through a network of Panamanian companies and banks.

Alemán is serving a 20-year sentence for corruption and cannot be extradited.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwide
Changemakers
64 views
Changemakers
64 views

Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwide

Mitzi Stark - May 23, 2018

The Clodomiro Picado Institute is spread along the main road of Dulce Nombre de Coronado, northeast of San José. Its…

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby
sports
190 views
sports
190 views

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 22, 2018

A three-part look at adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I here to learn how a Central Pacific coach is…

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network
Human rights
247 views
Human rights
247 views

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network

Elizabeth Lang - May 22, 2018

As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round…