Marta Martinelli and Sons
The anti-corruption prosecutor has asked the Fiscal Court to call to trial r 59 suspects involved in the Blue Apple case , regarding payment of bribes to officials by state contractors.
The announcement was made by the Public Ministry on Friday September 13, nut no names were released
The Office of the Attorney General announced that on Monday it will report on this investigation for alleged money laundering, which was declared a complex case .
The investigation opened in September 2017 when a “basket” company was detected, presumably created in order to receive bribes paid by state contractors in exchange for speeding up payments for projects assigned during the Ricardo Martinelli administration between 2009 and 2014.
In February, the prosecution reported that through the Blue Apple company a possible property injury of $78.3 million was detected, of which $ 33.6 million has been recovered.
The investigations have identified the main protagonists as Federico José Suárez , former Minister of Public Works (MOP); Jorge Churro Ruiz , former Director of Contract Administration of the MOP; Joaquín Rodríguez Salcedo, former Vice President of Factoring at Global Bank; Federico Barrios, lawyer for Blue Apple Services, and Luis Enrique and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares , and former First Lady Marta Linares de Martinelli, reports La Prensa.