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Richard Fifer arrives in Panama, faces hearings tomorrow

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Former Petaquilla Manager Richard Fifer, who was handed over by authorities from Colombia to Panama Friday, will be transferred Saturday to Penonomé for three hearings within the accusatory penal system for allegedly illegally withholding contributions from employers.

Friday, Fifer was notified of charges against him by the first- and sixth anti-corruption prosecutors who are handling the cases against him.

He was then taken to the Department of Judicial Investigation, where he will be held prior to his transfer Saturday to Penonomé.

He will also face charges before the 13th Criminal Court for fraud involving the company Gold Dragon Capital. A preliminary hearing for that case has yet to be determined.

It was the second case that resulted in the red alert being issued for his arrest in December. 

Lawyer Ernesto Zappi, who filed the complaint for fraud against Fifer and Canadian Kenneth William Morgan, said that the pair conspired to scam $1 million from the company by fraudulently claiming they had access to mining concessions.

In this case he explained the penal code has a fixed penalty of five years in prison for the crime of aggravated fraud, which calls for pre-trial detention.

Lawyer Carlos Augusto Herrera, who is defending Fifer, said that his client surrendered voluntarily and that he is willing to appear in the process. 

Herrera also said the allegations do not warrant pre-trial detention.

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