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Family conflict escalates to a dispute over Pandora stores in Panama

Family conflict escalates to a dispute over Pandora stores in Panama

Panamanian justice is hearing a lawsuit over the Pandora stores in Panama. It all started on September 2, 2018, when Rina Aswani filed a complaint against her husband, Rajesh Mohinani, for acts of domestic violence that left her with a 10-day disability issued by doctors from the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences.
What appeared to be a conflict of domestic violence, extended to the business level, when Rina Aswani discovered that on September 18, 2018, Rajesh Mohinani removed her from Mohinani Group, remaining with total control of the company, which is owner of all Pandora stores in Panama, as well as all Thomas Sabo, Hearts On Fire and MG Joyeros stores.

Following Rina Aswani's complaints, on October 31, 2019, the prosecution charged Rajesh Mohinani with the crime of domestic violence. On August 20, 2020, they requested that he be sentenced to six years in prison.

Subsequently and following the complaint, on September 1, 2020, Rajesh Mohinani was charged with crimes of falsification of a public document and economic violence against his wife, since Rina Aswani owns 50% of the shares of Mohinani Group and alleges that her husband falsely removed her to keep all the income and control of the company, with more than $15 million in annual sales.

The prosecution requested the criminal kidnapping and judicial administration of all Pandora stores in Panama. An audit is currently being carried out on the Mohinani Group company to determine the amount of damage caused to the victim.

If found guilty, Rajesh Mohinani could face a sentence of 22 years in prison.

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