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Ex-Panama president’s sons return after serving US sentence – DW – 01/26/2023


The two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli returned to Panama on Wednesday, following the completion of their jail terms in the United States for laundering millions of dollars in bribes from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Both Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares and Ricardo Martinelli Linares arrived on Wednesday night, a spokesperson for the family said.

They brothers were sentenced to three years imprisonment in the US in May last year for conspiring to launder about $28 million (€25.66 million) in bribes.

Before their extradition to the US, they were detained in Guatemala for 23 months.

They served two and a half years in total, including time already spent in detention in Guatemala and the US before their conviction, and were released slightly ahead…



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