US 'grants extradition' of former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli

US 'grants extradition' of former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli
 

US authorities have approved the extradition of Panama's ex-president Ricardo Martinelli, reports say.
Mr Martinelli, 66, is wanted in Panama over allegations of corruption and illegal wiretapping. He has been held in Miami, Florida, since last June.
His lawyer was quoted as saying that the extradition had been approved by the US state department and would take place soon.
Mr Martinelli denies the charges and says they are politically motivated.
He governed the Central American nation from 2009-14.
Mr Martinelli's lawyer, Sidney Sitton, was quoted by Panamanian television on Friday as... read more

 
8 June 2018 in World News, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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