Published On: Mon, Mar 7th, 2016

Today is the start of the court hearings in the case against lottery boss Dos Santos

BientuWILLEMSTAD – Today, Monday March 7 is the beginning of the court hearings in the criminal case of the Public Prosecutor (OM) against the accused Robbie dos Santos and three entities. Two in Sint Maarten and one in Curaçao.

The case is known as “Bientu” (wind) and it will take the entire week.

The court will start with the presentation of the case and the fact finding. On Tuesday follows probably the indictment by the District Attorney and Wednesday the argument of the defense attorney. On Thursday and Friday there will be the reply and rejoinder in the case.

Earlier during the pre-trial in December 2015, it was already announced that the decision in this case will be pronounced on April 1 of this year.

Photo: files in the Bientu case (some 40 binders). Credit: Public Prosecution.

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