Tag archive for ‘bribery charges’
By The Publisher On Friday, October 15th, 2021

MP Buncamper took 600,000 in bribes, prosecution charges

PHILIPSBURG -- The trial against parliamentarian Claudius Buncamper (United St. Maarten party, USp) is the result of an investigation into corruption that began in July 2018. The first court hearings were on September More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 9th, 2020

Heyliger and four others stand trial in large bribery-case

PHILIPSBURG -– Starting today, Monday, March 9, five defendants are in court for one of the largest bribery scandals in St. Maarten’s history. While the charges have yet to be proven, the names of the defendants More...

By The Publisher On Friday, November 9th, 2018

Heyliger’s name surfaces in massive bribery case

PHILIPSBURG – When current Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger (United Democrats) was minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure he accepted $300,000 in bribes from the Dutch More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Two arrested in “Albacore” investigation; more expected

PHILIPSBURG — Two suspects, J.L.La P. (41) and M.J.P. (42) were arrested this morning on charges of bribery in an investigation dubbed “Albacore”. This investigation is being conducted by the National More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The other side of the story

By Hilbert Haar It was a rather weird day in court on Wednesday when Brenda Brooks, an attorney I have known since she started working in St. Maarten in 2009, was sitting in the chair of the accused, rather than More...