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Panama: maximum sentences requested for lawyers in Lava Jato case

Panama, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The defense arguments were heard in Panama on Friday, as part of the Lava Jato case, after the Public Ministry requested up to 12 years in prison for lawyers Ramón Fonseca and Jürgen Mossack.

Isis Soto’s requests 5-12-year prison sentences for this crime to the founders of the extinct law firm, who are accused of money laundering.

Thirty other people are involved in the process and the prosecution accused the firm, which closed its offices in 2018, of being a criminal organization dedicated to hiding assets linked to the Lava Jato case, a corruption investigation that started in Brazil.

The scandal brought to light bribes from Brazilian construction companies, including Odebrecht, to officials in several Latin American countries to win public works contracts between 2005 and 2014.

According to Soto, attorneys Mossack and Fonseca collaborated despite knowing evidence of the participation of individuals in illicit activities.