MP Patrick Illidge declines to comment on Orca-probe – Describes investigation as “sensitive”

POSTED: 03/22/13 1:53 PM

Illidge at airport

MP Patrick Illidge answers questions from reporters at the airport upon his return to St. Maarten on March 10. Photo Today / Leo Brown

St. Maarten – Independent MP Patrick Illidge attended the central committee meeting yesterday about the appointment of members to the Monument Council. It was his first public appearance since the scandal over the Bada Bing bribery video broke.

MP Illidge declined to comment on any developments in the Orca-investigation. “This is very sensitive,” he said, “and I will not make any statements about the case.”

Illidge jokingly said to a reporter that he has missed her at the funeral.

“Which one?” the reporter asked.

“Mine,” Illidge said.

Asked why he had not reported to the office of the public prosecutor, as he announced when he returned from the Netherlands almost two weeks ago on Sunday March 10, Illidge said that his legal counsel had advised him not to go. He added that Solicitor-General Taco Stein had informed him that it was “not necessary” for him to report to his office.

Illidge declined to reveal the name of his attorney, but Today learned that former Lt. Governor Mr. Ralph Richardson represents the embattled MP.

Asked whether he had met, or had any further contacts with Bada Bing-owner Jaap van den Heuvel, Illidge referred to the sensitivity of the investigation and declined to comment.

 

Did you like this? Share it:
MP Patrick Illidge declines to comment on Orca-probe - Describes investigation as “sensitive” by

Comments are closed.