Preliminary hearing in Lava Jato case rescheduled for June
The preliminary hearing of 42 defendants for the alleged commission of Money Laundering in the Lava Jato case was rescheduled for June 2021.
This hearing was scheduled to begin on January 6, however, the judicial terms were suspended in Panama and Panama Oeste as a result of the total quarantine due to the pandemic, so it will take place from June 1 to 30, 2021, due to that this month appeared in the calendar of hearings of the Third Liquidating Court as an alternative date.
Now the alternate date, given the number of hearings previously scheduled, is from March 7 to April 7, 2022.
The Judicial Branch has provided the Third Settlement Court with a broader structure and suitable personnel with experience, to hold hearings in high-profile cases such as Lava Jato, a case that has a file consisting of 275 volumes.
The firm Mossack Fonseca is linked to the case, and which on March 14, 2018, announced the total closure of its operations worldwide, as well as the liquidation of employees. It is related to the disclosures of the Panama Papers or Panama Papers.