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Mr. Valter Lavitola

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President

Panama
 
Background

Employment History

  • Editor
    Avanti
  • Associate
    The Berlusconi
  • Associate

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Avanti
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Web References
Namely, in April 2012, Valter ...
www.thepanamanews.com, 16 June 2013 [cached]
Namely, in April 2012, Valter Lavitola, entrepreneur and former editor of the online daily Avanti, was arrested on charges of offering bribes to the president of Panama for construction contracts. The development proved to be an embarrassment for the Italian government as Lavitola was a close associate of former Prime Minister Berlusconi.
Mishcon's Culture vs Corruption Diary - May 2012 : Briefings : Latest : Mishcon de Reya New York LLP
www.mishconnewyork.com, 1 May 2012 [cached]
Italian entrepreneur and former editor of Avanti, Valter Lavitola, has been arrested over allegations of offering bribes to the president of Panama for construction contracts. Mr Lavitola denies the allegations.
This Saturday, the freedom court of ...
www.panama-guide.com [cached]
This Saturday, the freedom court of Naples confirmed that the arrest warrant for the businessman and former director of the Italian newspaper Avanti, Valter Lavítola is legitimate, reported the AFP. Lavítola is accused of corruption and having bribed the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the President of Panama to obtain lucrative contracts, according to a summary of the investigation published by the Italian press.
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Greco spoke to the journalist Joan Solés, a correspondent for Panama Radio in Italy, who interviewed him about the investigation against Lavítola, a key figure in the negotiations between Panama and Finmeccanica, and who is accused of having paid bribes to Panamanian public servants within the failed negotiation to build modular prisons in Panama.
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However, in an email exchange between the president and Lavítola, which is part of the evidence from prosecutors in Naples, and to which TVN News had access, foreshadowed another reality.
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Valter, hug."
At 5:32 in the afternoon the president would have said, "please to everything with Rica. Today I am in Davos, Switzerland."
Lavítola then allegedly sent an email to the Deputy Security Minister Alejandro Garuz to the email account agaruz@minseg.gob.pa as follows: Alexander, relax.
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Valter."
At 8:21, the response from the account to Lavítola ricamartinelli@gmail.com: "perfect, we will see you here."
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Valter."
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Lavítola, replied on February 19 at 12:23 hours with a terse message: "ok. Thank you."
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According to the president, the news appearing in major media around the world relating relates him to the investigations being conducted by the Prosecutor of Naples against Valter Lavítola, constitutes a "bounce" (or a splash). Regarding Lavítola, Martinelli again qualified him as an "instrumental person" for Panama, to whom the country owes for the treaty to avoid double taxation with Italy and six patrol boats, among other things.
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The Panamanian newspaper La Prensa published Tuesday that an investigation by prosecutors in the Italian city of Naples "identifies" Martinelli "as a person who received" allegedly on orders from Lavítola, "profits and sums of cash in connection with a failed contract to build four prisons" in Panama.
Valter Lavitola, an ...
www.ipaidabribe.com [cached]
Valter Lavitola, an associate of Berlusconi, was also indicted for allegedly acting as a go-between.
Berlusconi was formally charged along ...
www.migalhas.com [cached]
Berlusconi was formally charged along with his former associate, Valter Lavitola, who is accused of acting as an intermediary in the 3.0-million euro ($4.0-million) bribe, lawyers said.
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Lavitola told the hearing that even if he had handled the money as alleged "there is no proof that I could have known that it was money for a bribe, I would have been simply a conduit".
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Lavitola was first placed under investigation in 2011 and fled the country for South America.
He returned after eight months on the run in April 2012 and was arrested at the airport.
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