Ex-Panamian supreme court chief pleads guilty to corruption

February 24, 2015 3:58 AM

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Ex-Panamian supreme court chief pleads guilty to corruption

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - A former president of Panama's supreme court has pleaded guilty to charges of illicit enrichment as well as falsifying documents and will serve a five-year jail sentence, authorities said on Monday.

Alejandro Moncada has been under house arrest since October and accepted the charges as part of a deal struck between his defense team and the prosecution, congressman Pedro Miguel Gonzalez, the prosecutor in the case, told a news conference.

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