A report came in today that the National Assembly of Panama, that country's legislative body, quietly passed, over the weekend, a law which bans the country from extraditing Panamanian nationals, for any purpose. If this is confirmed, then any foreign criminal actions Panamanians, both in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, will be unable to obtain custody of their Panamanian targets, unless they travel outside the Republic.
Foreign indictments can operate as a check on rampant corruption; if no Panamanian PEPs fear foreign court action, they will feel free to accept bribes & kickbacks at will. We are seeking a copy of the new legislation, and will follow up as soon as we have it in hand.
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