The prosecution is appealing the not guilty decision of the ex-governor of…

(MENAFN-Panama Newsroom)

Richard Fifer.

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After days of hearings in Penonomé, Judges Virginia Rodríguez, Florelia Bonilla and Amarelis Sucre found former Coclé Governor Richard Fifer not guilty of unlawfully withholding more than $6 million in Insurance Fund dues Social (SSC).

The anti-corruption prosecutor’s office immediately announced that it would file an appeal.

Fifer was tried for the alleged commission of the crime of abusive withholding of employer-employee contributions to the detriment of CSS.

The investigation began with the alleged withholding of CSS quotas from late 2013 to January 2015, through the companies Petaquilla Gold, SA and Panamá Desarrollo e Infraestructura, SA, of which the former governor of Coclé was the legal representative

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