A court hearing on the US Government's move to deport the two adult sons of ex-Panamanian president Rtcardo Martinelli, Ricardo and Luis, was held today at the remote Krome Detention Center, which sits on the edge of the Everglades. The fact that the hearing was held at 7:30 AM, at a facility admission to which media access was barred, strongly suggests that the US Government, or the parties themselves, doe not wish the hearing to be covered by the press, for some reason. They are being represented by Ira Kurzban, a well-known Miami immigration attorney.
|Ira Kurzban, Esq,|
|In the Everglades; Krome Detention Center|
The results of the hearing, if there were any decisions entered by the Immigration Court, have not been released, though it is believed that a deportation order was not entered. The Martinelli sons have a right of appeal, should there eventually be an adverse decision, as is anticipated, but such appeals are handled on a much more accelerated basis than other appellate proceedings.