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Noriega swaps prison in France for jail in Panama

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Noriega swaps prison in France for jail in Panama


Panama’s former dictator Manuel Noriega is returning to his home country, but could still face a prison term of 40 years.
After being grabbed from Panama by the US military during the invasion in 1989, he served almost 20 years behind bars in Miami, before being incarcerated in France for several months for money laundering.
Panama’s attorney general and a doctor are part of the team escorting the frail 77-year-old.
Though convicted in absentia in three homicide cases, he could spend the rest of his days under house arrest due to the country’s judicial system, which makes that allowance for people over the age of 70.

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