Appeal case Schotte and Van der Dijs expected before the elections
WILLEMSTAD - Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte should probably appear before three judges soon. This could take place even before the elections. The three judges are handling the appeal case Babel.
The defense, consisting of Marije Vaders and the couple Knoops from the Netherlands have till February 26 to complete their investigation.
The Prosecution gets one month to respond to the results of this investigation. The preparation of the Court generally takes three weeks, which means that the case can be heard before the court right before the elections.
Schotte and his partner Cicely van der Dijs were both sentenced nearly a year ago for forgery and money laundering. Schotte was additionally convicted of corruption and falsely reporting the loss of his diplomatic passport. He was given three years in prison and imposed loss of passive suffrage for a term of five years. Van der Dijs got 18 months, of which 9 are conditional.