Antilliaans Dagblad: Wilsoe will order Piar to stop Bientu-probe

POSTED: 05/15/12 11:42 AM

WILLEMSTAD – Curacao’s Justice Minister Elmer Wilsoe will order attorney general dick Piar to stop the Bientu-investigation, the Antilliaans Dagblad reported yesterday. Wilsoe says that the criminal investigation and the prosecution of lottery boss Robbie dos Santos are illegal.

In a memorandum dated May 11 to the parliament, Wilsoe writes that he will order Piar to stop the investigation though a so-called general instruction.

The Justice Minister, a member of Helmin Wiels’ Pueblo Soberano, keeps interfering in this ongoing investigation. Earlier he intervened in the lien on bank accounts belonging to two Dos Santos companies in the United States, Ponsford Overseas Ltd. and Tula Finance Ltd.

The Antilliaans Dagblad describes Robbie dos Santos as the owner of Robbie’s Lottery “who does legal and illegal number sales,” adding that the illegal part of the business has been condoned for a long time in Curacao.

The newspaper notes that the crisis is deepening because it turns out that Dos Santos is not the only suspect in the case of fiscal fraud, forgery and money laundering. His half brother, Finance Minister George Jamaloodin – a member of Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte’s MFK – has been officially identified as a suspect as well.

The newspaper quotes unconfirmed reports that Jamaloodin is accused of forgery by ante-dating documents and o f conspiracy with Dos Santos about the American bank accounts. The Antilliaans Dagblad wrote that it bases its report on several sources.

The newspaper obtained a copy of the May 11-memorandum Wilsoe wrote to the president of parliament, fellow PS-member Ivar Asjes. The Justice Minister has harsh criticism for his attorney general whom he reproaches for insubordination, conscious misleading and misinformation and criminal actions.

“It is sad that the public prosecutor’s office now has to prosecute itself,” Wilsoe even wrote.

As Piar’s “political chief” Wilsoe finds this unacceptable: “Certainly from the Public Prosecutor’s Office I don’t accept insubordination or undermining of the authority. The Public Prosecutor’s Office has to stick to the law at all times. Anyway, I have no confidence whatsoever anymore in the attorney general.”

Did you like this? Share it:
Antilliaans Dagblad: Wilsoe will order Piar to stop Bientu-probe by

Comments are closed.