US Extradites Ex-President Martinelli to Face Charges in Panama - State Dept.

© AFP 2022 / Johan OrdonezPanamanian former president and deputy of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) Ricardo Martinelli arrives to a parliament's plenary session in Guatemala city
Panamanian former president and deputy of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) Ricardo Martinelli arrives to a parliament's plenary session in Guatemala city - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has extradited former President Ricardo Martinelli to Panama in order to face criminal charges there, the US State Department said in a press release on Monday.

"On June 11, 2018, pursuant to the extradition treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Panama, the United States extradited the former President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli to face criminal charges in Panama," the release said.

Martinelli was arrested in Miami, Florida on June 12, 2017 on an extradition request from Panama's government.

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In May 2017, Interpol issued an arrest warrant for Martinelli with a so-called "red notice," a request to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition.

Martinelli, who was Panama's president between 2009 and 2014, is accused of being engaged in corruption and spying on both his opposition and Panamanian citizens.

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