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Feeley says he is in "constant contact" with Panama authorities

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U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley said today that his government has had "daily contact" with local authorities investigating businessman Abdul Waked, his nephew Nidal Waked, and 68 of their companies that have been placed on the Clinton list due to activities related to money laundering and drug trafficking.

"We maintain daily contact with the Panamanian authorities who are investigating the case," he said. "We are working with the brave prosecutor [Kenia Porcell]. People have to understand that these things take time and we must maintain the integrity of the process."

The diplomat explained that, in the United States, the process involving Abdul Waked is administrative while that involving Nidal Waked is judicial.

"In the case of Nidal, charges have been formulated. In the case of Abdul Waked, we are taking administrative action. This means that we have the right to protect our financial system from money that we consider to be dirty," he said.

Nidal was detained May 4 in Bogota, Colombia, and is waiting to be extradited to the United States.

He said the differences in the two cases is the burden of proof that is required.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency opened an investigation into the Wakeds 10 years ago. At about that time, the family also came under investigation by Colombian authorities.

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