Martinelli Linares brothers are no longer on the ICE detainee list

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  • Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:42
  • EFE

Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares, sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, no longer appear on the list of detainees by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE).

As Efe could verify after a search in the locator of this federal agency, both no longer appear as admitted to the immigration detention center of Krome, in south Miami, where they remained after being detained on November 20.

Last Tuesday, Immigration Judge Adam Opaciuch granted each one bail for 1 million dollars in their case for have been "illegal" in the country because their visas were revoked. A new hearing was set for next December 27.

The system confirms the audience for that day, and also reports that it will be in Miami and not in Krome, where they had their first appearance on December 4.

The two sons of the former Panamanian President, who were arrested in Coral Gables (Florida), entered the country legally, but the government canceled their visas in 2017 and since then "they stayed illegally" in the United States, according to ICE.

Last May, the Foreign Ministry of Panama formally requested that United States extradite Martinelli's sona for alleged involvement with the bribes of Odebrecht.

The sons of the former president have denied their link with the irregularities of the Brazilian company.

His father, Ricardo Martinelli, won a partial victory on Friday after the Supreme Court of his country declared himself incompetent to try him for alleged political espionage and refer the case to an ordinary court.

Source EFE

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