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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as follows: Alexander, relax.
At 8:21, the response from the account to Lavítola
email@example.com: "perfect, we will see you here."
, replied on February 19 at 12:23 hours with a terse message: "ok.
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).
, 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.
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