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Investigation into former Curacao prime minister in full swing
Published on May 8, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The investigation, codenamed Babel, into allegations against Gerrit Schotte, the former prime minister of Curacao and also the leader of the political party MFK, is in full swing.

Gerrit Schotte
Although the prosecution has not given any details about this case, the politician is believed to be suspected of money laundering, in combination with forgery.

In connection with the Babel investigation, in December last year, raids were carried out on Schotte’s house, the MFK headquarters, the post office and the offices in the Parliament Building in Punda.

During the searches, documents and data storage devices were seized that may be of interest and these will be examined. It is not clear how long the investigation will last or if Schotte will be arrested any time soon.

Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle
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