The reply, filed by counsel for the US Government defendants in Ricardo Martinelli's pending Federal Habeus Corpus petition, has been restricted, and unavailable for public viewing, as is the petition. It is the former Panamanian President's last hope, before the Secretary of State has the Marshals pick him up for transport to Panama City.
So, what is not deemed suitable for public release in this case ? Martinelli's act as a Confidential Informant for US law enforcement while in office ? Is he wearing a wireless listening device in Miami, and attempting to obtain incriminating testimony from a target of the Department of Justice ? We cannot say, but we surely would like to know what all the secrecy is about.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Senior Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant