Sons of ex-Panama Prez get 3 years in Odebrecht bribery plot

By Stewart Bishop (May 20, 2022, 9:34 p.m. EDT) – A federal judge in New York on Friday sentenced two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli to three years in prison for laundering $28 million in bribes. wine paid to their father by construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA.

U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie sentenced Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares, 40, and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares, 43, in a late afternoon hearing in Brooklyn, and sentenced both men to a fine of $250,000. The Martinelli brothers have already agreed to waive a total of $18.9 million.

The convictions are just the latest fallout from Odebrecht’s massive bribery scandal in which the company paid hundreds of millions of…

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