Magistrate Judge Victor Benavides, under criminal investigation after his former security chief stated, in a video and sworn statement, that his ex-boss took bribe money to fix Supreme Court cases, and also engaged in pedophilia, has responded, by threatening exposure of Panama's widespread corruption.
Benavides telephoned all the other members of the Supreme Court of Justice, as well as several prominent members of the National Assembly, Panama's Parliament. He bluntly threatened to expose:
(1) Rampant corruption among the Supreme Court Justices.
(2) The identities of judges and Assembly members who kept mistresses, and their names.
(3) the names of government officials who engaged in acts of sexual depravity and deviance.
(4) Who received bribes and kickbacks in Panamanian government agencies, and the courts.
Clearly, Judge Benavides is desperate; whether his threats will have an effect upon his criminal prosecution is not known, but Panamanians are sick of the corrupt system that operates government and the courts in Panama, and they may demand that this information be aired.