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Former MOP official charged for case of Panama Solidario food bags

Former MOP official charged for case of Panama Solidario food bags

The Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation after the irregular discovery of 509 bags of food from Panama Solidario in a residence in San Francisco.
A Judge of Guarantees charged Julio Caballero, a former official of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), for the crime of embezzlement, in the case of food bags from the Panama Solidario Plan.

The judge imposed on Caballero the precautionary measures of periodic reporting on the 15th and 30th of each month and impediment from leaving the country.

“The important thing is that we highlight the work carried out by the volunteers of the Panama Solidario plan committed to the community, we cannot be committed only to criticize and destroy ... it cannot be that political disputes or other types of intentions stain the good name and good work from those who have worked,” said Ángel Álvarez, Julio Caballero's lawyer, upon leaving the indictment hearing.

The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of the Public Ministry began an ex officio investigation on June 12, after the irregular finding of 509 bags of food from Panama Solidario in a residence located in the San Francisco district.

Julio Caballero presented his resignation from the position he held in the MOP, after the discovery of these bags of food.
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