If you are a close follower of the news from Panama, you know that the American President-elect Donald Trump has a pending $75m civil suit against the Alaskan expat, the Panama City fraudster, and sexual predator, Gary James Lundgren. Rumors have been swirling around Panama for months, that Lundgren has not entered the United States lately, because of an arrest warrant, though there is a dispute as whether it is for tax evasion, securities fraud*, or sexual battery. we are aware that there have been investigations against him, on all three topics, but we do not know their status.
It is believed that Lundgren has been more or less immune from extradition, for two reasons:
(1) He is a lawful permanent resident of the Republic of Panama.
(2) He is reputedly a Confidential Informant for an unnamed US law enforcement agency.
Now, however, we expect that, come January 20, 2017, he will shortly find himself on a Miami-bound flight, in the custody of the United States Marshals Service, and end up before a Magistrate Judge, where he will learn of the charges against him. The wheels of justice sometime turn slowly, but they do turn, nevertheless.
We understand that Mr. Lundgren has not shown up at his office since the election results were released. It sounds like he is awaiting that dreaded knock on the proverbial door. He should save himself some stress, engage a US criminal defense attorney, and arrange his surrender.
* It is not known whether Lundgren's former attorney, Ismael Gerli Champsaur, now facing multiple counts of fraud in Panama, will also be charged in the United States.
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