Tag archive for ‘frans richardson’
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Supreme Court confirms conviction of former MP Frans Richardson

PHILIPSBURG — The Supreme Court in The Hague has confirmed the conviction of former parliamentarian Frans Richardson for accepting bribes and committing money laundering and tax fraud. The verdict issued More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 27th, 2024

Court bans Frans Richardson from politics for five years

PHILIPSBURG -- Former parliamentarian and founder of the United St. Maarten party (USp) Frans Richardson was sentenced by the Court of Appeal to 19 months of imprisonment and ordered to pay 192,690 guilders ($666,307) More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Court orders former MP Frans Richardson and former Harbor-CEO Mark Mingo to pay

PHILIPSBURG — The Court in First Instance has ordered former parliamentarian Frans Richardson and the former director of the Harbor Group of Companies Mark Mingo in separate rulings to pay the country large More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Court verdict reveals how Frans Richardson is guilty of accepting bribes, money laundering and tax fraud

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance sentenced former Member of Parliament and leader of the United St. Maarten party (USp) Frans Richardson on January 29 to 3 years of imprisonment. The court also took away More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 13th, 2020

How Frans lost his building and his seat in Parliament

PHILIPSBURG – Port de Plaisance Boutique is the rightful owner of the Sunset Building in Simpson Bay. Attempts by its previous owners – United St. Maarten party leader Frans Richardson and Bureau Telecommunication More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Two arrested and released in BTP-investigation code name Aquamarine

PHILIPSBURG — On Monday September 2, 2019, a member of parliament of Sint Maarten was detained by agents of the Anti-Corruption Taskforce (TBO). He is suspected of accepting bribes, (co)committing official More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Blistering picture of mismanagement at the port

PHILIPSBURG – The attorney for the public prosecutor’s office, Rogier van den Heuvel, presented a blistering picture of mismanagement and fraud at the harbor companies on Thursday at the hearing with the Common More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

MP Richardson to court on June 11

PHILIPSBURG – On Monday June 11, MP Frans Richardson (United St. Maarten party – USp) will appear in court as a suspect in the Emerald and Squid investigations. Together with Richardson, former port director More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 16th, 2018

Richardson detained for eight more days

PHILIPSBURG – The Judge of Instruction ruled on Friday that the arrests of USp-leader Frans Richardson and Windward Roads director Janhendrik Boekhaar are legitimate. The public prosecutor extended the detention More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 15th, 2018

House of corruption

By Hilbert Haar Two things come to mind after the arrest of USp-leader MP Frans Richardson. One: everybody is innocent until proven guilty. That applies to everyone and also to Richardson. Two: there is no smoke More...