Prominent members of Panama's legal profession have stated that they have personal knowledge of the existence of an arrest warrant for Alex Saab Morán, the Colombian businessman wno is allegedly the source of kickbacks and bribes paid to many of Venezuela's senior government officials. The Government of Colombia this week arrested Saab's reputed accountant and auditor, and charged them with multiple felonies, including money laundering.
The Saab case has focused, once again, upon the sale for cash of bogus diplomatic pasports by corrupt East Caribbean officials to foreign nationals engaged in white collar crime, international sanctions evasion, narcotics trafficking, espionage, tax evasion and fraud. Saab has held a diplomatic passport from Antigua & Barbuda for several years, and the Antiguan government, rather than disavow him after the news about the arrests in Colombia leaked out, has chosen to ally itself with him, calling him the country's "Economic Envoy," though failing to disclose whether he ever performed any diplomatic duties on its behalf.
Will any of the officers at the Antiguan banks that work with Saab be charged with money laundering in the United States, due to the fact that the funds moved were largely US Dollars ? We cannot say, but we will be watching events unfold n the Saab case, and report bank on all developments as they occur.
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