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Volume 15, Number 16
October 6, 2009

economy

Also in this section:
Panama's ailing economy
Fishing cooperatives in Panama and Colombia in joint export effort
A possible model for a Panamanian lemon law
The IMF, the world recession and borrower nations
The Panama News readership figures
Thunderbird Resorts losses may affect RP banks
Casco Viejo scofflaw
Furious reaction to proposed new beach and island land tenure law
Mary Sloane's looking for investors again


She's back at it
by Eric Jackson

She was run out of the legal profession in Canada for stealing from her clients.

A million bucks from the savings of foreigners living in Panama disappeared through her hands in a pyramid scam.

Until shortly after an earlier version of this story pointed it out, she was promoted online as a prominent member of Panama's "expat community."

And Mary Sloane was actively looking for more investors. It's such an interesting pitch, with nifty "Recommended Products" descriptions toward the bottom --- the prices were definite, but she doesn't say exactly what it was that you get. She makes reference to Bernie Madoff, and assured potential investors that she's not one of those. Oh no. See, he's American and she's Canadian, and he played for somewhat higher stakes.

Her religion of getting rich web page is still up, though. You might want to hook up with her if you want to know about "the
Law of Attraction and the Science of Getting Rich" --- but maybe you'd have much better luck if you adopted the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition instead.

Beware.

Oh, and the criminal complaint that was filed against her last year? Word is that after protracted venue skirmishes the file has been transferred from Cocle to Panama, but no prosecutor has been assigned to the case and Sloane hasn't even been questioned. Impunity for foreign scam artists whose victims are foreigners is an old tradition in Panama, and it seems that President Martinelli and Attorney General Gómez intend to continue it.




Also in this section:
Panama's ailing economy
Fishing cooperatives in Panama and Colombia in joint export effort
A possible model for a Panamanian lemon law
The IMF, the world recession and borrower nations
The Panama News readership figures
Thunderbird Resorts losses may affect RP banks
Casco Viejo scofflaw
Furious reaction to proposed new beach and island land tenure law
Mary Sloane's looking for investors again


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