- May 2012: The RICO Lawsuit was dismissed based upon the Complaint being brought to the courts too late in time (Statute of Limitations). This decision is being appealed. Further information will be provided shortly. read online
- Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A Legacy of Corruption Marches on: New Insight into Panama’s Infamous Lucom Case read online
- The Guardian - October 3, 2010: Court overturns US tycoon's will that left fortune to Panama's poor
- Accusations fly after judges rule that Wilson Lucom's $50m to set up foundation for poor children should go to his 90 year old widow instead read online
- Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) - Tuesday, July 13, 2010:
Hungry for Justice: Corrupt Courts in Panama Deny Impoverished Children $50 Million in Inheritance read online
- TIME MAGAZINE - November 12, 2007:
Postcard: Panama - A bitter dispute over a wealthy American's will has become a metaphor for this nations big divide. Inside the fight for $50 million read online or download in spanish
- The Children’s ($175,000,000) Request. Hacienda Santa Monica S.A. New Global City.
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Racketeering lawsuit $732 million - panama supreme court
COMPLAINT AND JURY TRIAL DEMAND
Plaintiffs, Richard S. Lehman, individually and in his capacity as the duly appointed
Executor of the Domiciliary Estate of Wilson C. Lucom (“Lehman”); Richard S. Lehman,
P.A., a duly organized Florida professional association (“Lehman, P.A.”), and Wilson C. Lucom Trust Fund Foundation (“Foundation”), by and through its Sole Trustee, Lucom World Peace, a Panamanian corporation, sue Defendants and allege as follows:
NATURE OF THE CASE
This is an action for damages in excess of Seven Hundred Thirty-Two Million Dollars ($732,000,000) arising from multiple violations by the Defendants of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO), 28 U.S.C. § 1961 et. seq.,
involving predicate acts of extortion, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, witness tampering, theft, dealing in stolen property, and multiple violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Federal Travel Act, as more fully alleged below. These acts were committed by the Defendants in this District with the assistance of others, known and unknown, with the singular purpose of stealing for themselves the vast fortune of Wilson C. Lucom, deceased, who left that fortune through his Last Will and Testament, to his Foundation for the benefit of the poor and needy children of the Republic of Panama.
This action involves a criminal conspiracy targeting the Plaintiffs and
conducted by Defendants in Florida and abroad. This Complaint details how a group of U.S. and Panamanian individuals, lawyers, judges and prosecutors set about to fraudulently loot millions of dollars from a decedent’s estate, and destroy the estate’s Executor’s ability to carry out the decedent’s wishes, the primary directive being to use the estate’s millions to feed the poor children of Panama. The criminal conspiracy had one objective: thwart the only person who was appointed the Executor of the Estate of Wilson C. Lucom (the “Estate”), through acts of intimidation extortion, corruption, theft, money laundering, and bribery of foreign officials, so that the Defendants could steal the Estate assets for themselves. The Defendants’ criminal conspiracy could not succeed (even as it continues today) absent the combined acts of the Defendants in the United States, Panama and the British Virgin Islands.
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- Full documentation in support of the racketeering lawsuit can be found here. English or Spanish