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Tag archive for ‘conviction’
By The Publisher On Saturday, January 8th, 2022
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Desperate deeds

By Hilbert Haar One would think that discussing the suspension of a parliamentarian who has just been sentenced for corruption and forgery is an excellent opportunity for the remaining members of parliament to More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 8th, 2022
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Parliament handles MP Buncamper’s suspension with kid’s gloves

PHILIPSBURG — Parliament’s President Grisha Heyliger-Marten sent a letter to the Central Voting Bureau on Thursday, informing it about the suspension of convicted Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 6th, 2021
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Jamaloodin gets on appeal 30 years for ordering Wiels-liquidation

WILLEMSTAD – The Common Court of Justice sentenced former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin on Friday on appeal to 30 years of imprisonment. The court found the defendant guilty of ordering the assassination More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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Supreme Court makes Brownbill’s conviction irrevocable

PHILIPSBURG — Former parliamentarian Chanel Brownbill has lost his appeal at the Supreme Court against his conviction for tax fraud. The sentence handed down by the Common Court of Justice on March 5, 2020, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 9th, 2021
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Civil servant and police-employee sentenced for fraud with French-side welfare system

MARIGOT — Two women – one employed by the police force and one by the government in St. Maarten have been sentenced to conditional prison sentences in the court in Marigot for fraud with social allowances. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Tourist-killer Samedi sentenced to 18 years

PHILIPSBURG – Less than a year after Canadian tourist Sylvain Valade (see photo) died during an armed robbery near the Drift Wood Bar on Beacon Hill Road, the Court in First Instance sentenced his killer, 19-year More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Prison time looms for parliamentarian Frans Richardson

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance sentenced Member of Parliament Frans Richardson, leader of the United St. Maarten party (USp) on Wednesday to 36 months of imprisonment for accepting $370,000 in bribes More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Matser’s conviction for tax fraud stands

PHILIPSBURG – Former Member of Parliament Silvio Matser has found no reprieve at the Supreme Court in The Hague where he contested his 2017 conviction for tax fraud. The Supreme Court judges – Willem van Schendel, More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Fake historian?

Published June 19, 2019, in The Daily Herald: Dear editor, In April I wrote an article under the headline ‘Heyliger’s bribery allegations have a long (family) history.’ It appeared on the independent news More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Useful lesson

By Hilbert Haar Boom! Gerrit Schotte to jail for three years, banned from politics for five years. It is not unexpected, but the Supreme Court ruling has sealed it. The implications of this ruling also spread to More...






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