Tag archive for ‘money laundering’
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 Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Law Enforcement Council: Efforts to combat money laundering are insufficient

PHILIPSBURG — “Don’t tell me what you value; show me your budget and I’ll tell you what your values are,” is a quote attributed to American president Joe Biden that easily comes to mind after reading More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Public Prosecutor’s Office demands Heyliger be immediately imprisoned

~ Six years and six months in prison demanded against Theo Heyliger ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Public Prosecutor in the Larimar case demands six years and six months in prison against Theo Heyliger for taking over 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 Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Venezuelan gold bars confiscated

AIRPORT — On Sunday, July 14th at approximately 04.45 p.m., a routine joint control was carried out at the Princess Juliana International Airport between the Customs Department and the Alpha Team on board More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Indictment: Heyliger took bribes worth almost ten million guilders

PHILIPSBURG – Between 2004 and 2014 United Democrats politician Theo Heyliger allegedly accepted bribes worth more than $5.5 million (9.9 million guilders) from Windward Roads, dredging company Devcon and Volker More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Volkskrant describes St. Maarten as money laundering center

PHILIPSBURG – Sint Maarten made headlines in the Volkskrant on Tuesday and the news was not good. “An attractive island for tourists – and for criminal gangs that launder money,” correspondent Kees More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Theo Heyliger arrested in Larimar investigation

GREAT BAY — Suspect T.H. (48) was arrested by the Anti corruption Taskforce (TBO) this morning, February 19, 2019. The suspect has been placed in pre-trial detention. More information will provided later More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 11th, 2018

Emerald-trial: forged invoices, bribes and tax fraud

PHILIPSBURG – Three high-profile defendants appeared in court on Monday morning for the highly anticipated first step in the Emerald-trial: Member of Parliament Frans Richardson, suspended Port Director Mark More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Bonaire: hot spot for money laundering

KRALENDIJK – Politicians and entrepreneurs in Bonaire have to be alert on investors that come with beautiful plans, Gijs van den Heuvel writes on Caribisch Netwerk. The island is attractive for people who want More...