Garrido and Chong
PANAMA. Five people who are under investigation for their alleged involvement with the Colombian businessman David Murcia Guzmán, are u...
PANAMA. Five people who are under investigation for their alleged involvement with the Colombian businessman David Murcia Guzmán, are under house arrest.
A source from the Public Ministry confirmed that the First Drugs Prosecutor, Jose Almegor, imposed the precautionary measure on Panamanian businessman Ernesto Chong Coronado, financial advisor of DMG, Murcia’s business which is accused of money laundering. the source also confirmed the house arrests of Luis Hugo Pinto and Efrain Duque, managers at DMG, Maytee Brown, and Jorge Garrido, the lawyer who helped create an endless list of companies for Murcia.
Chong is being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office for the whereabouts of $30 million in assets belonging to Murcia, which includes a private jet, valued at over $13 million, $8 million in bank accounts, and diamonds worth $1 million.
Besides being Murcia’s financial advisor, Chong is believed to have administered his assets, knowing how to hide certain assets in paper companies. Chong denies the accusations, saying that he only offered Murcia financial advice.