Published On: Fri, Feb 15th, 2013

Public Prosecution puts complaints filed during campaign aside

Public Prosecutor's OfficeWILLEMSTAD – The Public Prosecution of Curacao (OM) has put aside all complaints filed during last election campaign. According to the OM it is about 30 complaints from different persons and/or organizations filed before the election of October 19, 2012.

On that occasion the OM said that it will appoint a special committee to deal with these complaints since it does not want to be involved in political campaigns. After the committee has scrutinize these complaints, none of them actually made any progress. Meanwhile those who filed the complaints were formally informed about the decision.

Those who filed the complaints can, if they desire, make a request to the court of justice to obligate the OM to handle their complaint. It is not known if there are organizations or individuals who will make use of this possibility. Until now there were no reactions and maybe the fact that these issues were pure political, there is no interest to continue with these complaints anymore.

The complaint that is still under investigation is that of the Member of Parliament for MFK, Gilmar “Pik” Pisas on the bribery case. According to the MP, he was asked to give up his support for the Government headed by former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and in return was offered a large amount of money. Federal investigators are investigating the case and in the coming days will decide if they continue with the persecution against the perpetrators.

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