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These cronies of former President Martinelli are accused of loaning out people's savings in the Caja de Ahorros for fraudulent purposes. Riccardo Francolini, Rodrigo Arosemena jailed in Caja de Ahorros case The first anti-corruption prosecutor last night ordered the provisional detention of Riccardo Francolini, former president of the board of Caja de Ahorros, in relation to an investigation made by the bank to the consortium HPC-Contratas-P&V for the construction of the Amador convention center in 2012. + info Spanish version Rodrigo Arosemena Pino, the former deputy manager of the bank, was also ordered detained. Francolini and Arosemena were taken by police to the prosecutor's office Wednesday morning. After several hours of questioning, both men were ordered to be detained. Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Tania Sterling confirmed that the investigation was prompted by an October 2015 article in La Prensa which reported irregularities in the loan. Francolini entered the prosecutor's office at about 10 a.m., escorted by police officers who drove him from his residence in Costa del Este. Police also searched Francolini's residence for evidence linked to the case. http://www.prensa.com/in_english/Prision-preventiva-Riccardo-Francolini_21_4597250230.html Carlos Carrillo, Francolini's lawyer, claimed that the investigation is motivated by Francolini's position as manager of Nex TV, saying the investigation is based on the reporting of a "competing media." Francolini was also represented by Anibal Salas.