Hearing in PAN case suspended

It will resume in November.


A preliminary hearing for alleged irregularities in the purchase of dehydrated food through the National Assistance Program (PAN) was suspended Wednesday morning.

The reason was that Edna Ramos, the lawyer for Adolfo "Chichi" De Obarrio, the former private secretary of President Ricardo Martinelli who is considered a fugitive, presented a motion in the case to expand the investigation.

Prosecutor Vielka Broce agreed with the suspension, saying the failure to do so would threaten the entire process.

"That's not what we want," said the prosecutor.

For this case, the estimated financial injury to the state was $44.9 million.

The audience began shortly after 9 a.m., but after the motion was presented, Judge Leslie Loaiza postponed the hearing until Nov. 23.

Also charged in the case are former Minister of Public Works Federico José Suárez, former Deputy Minister of the Presidency María Fábrega, former PAN Director Giacomo Tamburrelli and a number of other former officials and business owners.



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