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Panama ex-president’s son extradited to US on graft charges

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Guatemala City (AFP) – The son of Panama’s ex-president Ricardo Martinelli was extradited Monday from Guatemala, where he was detained, to the United States to face charges of corruption involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, officials said. Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares was flown out of Guatemala City, where he had been held in a military prison, on a private jet bound for New York.  Martinelli and his brother Ricardo Alberto were arrested at Guatemala Airport in 2020, at Washington’s request, as they sought to board a flight to Panama.  Both are wanted by the American justice …

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