US extradites former Panama president to home country

Supporters of former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli hold a banner reading: "Martinelli, we are with you" during a protest outside the Supreme Court in Panama City, Panama June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Lemos

PANAMA CITY – The United States on Monday extradited former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli to the Central American country, the U.S. State Department said, to face charges of illegal wiretapping. Martinelli, a 66-year-old supermarket tycoon, was arrested in June 2017 in Miami after Panama requested his extradition on charges that he had used public money […]

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