Who is to blame ? Both José Ayu Prado, then the Attorney General, and the Court's former Chief Justice, Alejandro Moncada Luna. Both men have since been implicated in massive bribe cases. Taking money to delay cases is par for the course in Panama's dysfunctional court system, and the corruption goes all the way to the Supreme Court of Justice, where an illegal gratuity will generally result in a ruling contrary to the rule of law.
|José Ayú Prado
|Alejandro Moncada Luna
*A final note: for those who are following the Waked case, a statement made by one of the participants in the organization's massive money laundering organization has been corrected. The amount of money laundered each month in Panama, by the Waked syndicate was not $2m, it was between $2m and $4m.