Open Letter to Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa
LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN, 9 July 2012
by Robert Shulman – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 7, 2012
Re: Alberto Castillo Hyde, pro-bono diplomat, president of Fundacion Vamos Panama, and thief of $1.5 million dollars. The US representative of Fundacion Vamos Panama was Herbert E. Caswell, S and H investment firm of Jacksonville, Florida.
Dear President Lobo:
I write to you today with high expectations that you will receive my concerns, evidence, and position, in a positive and productive manner. My company was the victim of a $1.5 Million theft by Ex-Pro Bono diplomat, Alberto Castillo Hyde, not the $450,000 and $300,000 repeatedly reported in the Latino media. One needs to only (Google) Alberto Castillo Hyde for a complete description of his fraud since June, 2011. I write to you because it is the responsibility of your high office to appoint responsible diplomats of high moral character. Obviously, in the case of Alberto Castillo Hyde, that was not accomplished.
On April 18, 2012, I met with the legal department at the Honduras Embassy in Washington D.C. The purpose of my visit was twofold.
Firstly, to enlighten your embassy on a matter that evolved around ex-pro bono diplomat Alberto Castillo Hyde. All of the many reports in the media indicated questionable and ludicrous explanations of the truth, concerning the origin and intent of Alberto Castillo Hyde, and the two incidents attempting to smuggle $300,000 undeclared into Benito Juarez airport in Mexico City on January 17, 2011. During the month of June 2011, he was arrested again at the Tocumen airport in Panama City for carrying $450,000 cash undeclared in a suitcase. Each time the Ex diplomat was arrested and released. I produced several evidential documents with your embassy’s legal department, which they retained during my April 18th meeting. It is on record that Law enforcement authorities in Panama, Mexico, and Honduras, as well as the media, professed their desire to investigate and receive tips, accurate facts, and assistance concerning the obvious “Maletinazo”. I stand ready, willing, and able to produce 100% indisputable evidence to support my allegations of the entire criminal matter.
Secondly, I seek your government’s assistance, in the return of the $1.5 Million dollars stolen from my company by Ex-Pro Bono diplomat Alberto Castillo Hyde. I respectfully direct this communication to your attention, in the spirit of justice, and the expectation of the rule of law prevailing. In addition, your government should seize the opportunity to display to your people and the world that your administration intends to restore honest democratic principles and unhindered justice, regardless of possible consequences and embarrassment. You must admit, his unbelievable explanations concerning the origin of the stolen funds, as well as the stated donation to Honduras, as well as his other creative explanations that belong in a Disney cartoon.
My Dear Mr. President, I was unable to convince your embassy in Washington D.C., to take suitable steps that would solve the so called Alberto Castillo Hyde mystery. Likewise, the Panamanian, and Mexican embassies also decided to distance themselves from the egregious and brazen theft by the ex pro bono Honduran diplomat, that also violated serious laws in Panama and Mexico.
The fact that Alberto Castillo Hyde has not been brought to justice in over one year, since the two incidents were exposed in the media, when he was arrested and released twice, presents serious questions that must be addressed:
A). Did the Honduran Government engage in a in-depth investigation of the origin of Mr. Hyde’s bogus claims in his affidavit? Was the Panamanian and Mexican authorities contacted as part of an investigation? No need to contact Interpol, I already reported crime to them.
B). Did the Honduran government receive the gift of $450,000 for social programs as claimed by Mr. Hyde?
C). Was Mr. Hyde treated in the same manner as any other suspect, attempting to smuggle large sums of cash through customs, on two separate occasions?
D). Did Mr. Hyde share his loot with any officials or law enforcement, in order to receive preferential treatment and stay out of prison?
E). Does your administration intend to ignore my allegations, and my offer of providing full proof of my allegations against Mr. Hyde?
F). Was/is Alberto Castillo Hyde engaged in money laundering and drugs?
Thanking you in advance for your anticipated intervention. I am standing by for your response and you can be certain, I will not go away anytime soon, or in the future for that matter, until justice is served.
Robert Shulman, Managing Partner, Sentenial Investment Group, Llc.
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