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Published On: Sat, Nov 16th, 2019

Silence results in acquittal for Heyliger

Theo Heyliger

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in first Instance has acquitted suspended Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger of attempts to bribe former parliamentarian Romain Laville for lack of sufficient supporting evidence. This is mainly due to Laville’s decision to exercise his right to remain silent in front of the Judge of Instruction. A witness, Bada Bing owner Jaap van den Heuvel said that he could not remember a meeting with Heyliger whereby Heyliger allegedly told him that he had offered Laville $135,000 for his return to the United People’s party.

Heyliger’s acquittal is therefore based on lack of sufficient evidence.

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