Attorneys for Jurgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca Mora, the arrested senior partners of the law firm that bears their name, named in a serious money laundering case, are trying any procedural trick possible, in what will probably be a futile effort to cheat Panamanian justice. The attorneys filed an appeal from the intermediate appellate court order, which extended indefinitely the trial court ruling on the investigation being conducted by the Office of the Prosecutor against Organized Crime.
The case now goes to the Supreme Court of Justice, Panama's highest court. Mossfon SA, the Mossack partners' corporate entity, also filed the appeal, which any objective legal observer would consider totally without any merit at law, and designed solely to delay the criminal case further.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock