Former Prime Minister accuses the Netherlands of persecuting him
WILLEMSTAD - According to the former Prime Minister of Curaçao, Gerrit Schotte and his lawyer Eldon Sulvaran, the Netherlands is behind the lawsuit against the politician. Schotte is accused of money laundering and forgery. The Public Prosecutor demanded a three-year prison sentence against him.
On social media, Schotte stated that the Netherlands has spent millions on the investigation against him. In this way did they try to influence the composition of a new government in Curaçao.
According to Schotte, the Netherlands is doing its utmost to prevent him from coming to power again. Sulvaran lawyer also argued in his written pleading of more than 100 pages that the trial against Schotte was "politically motivated".
Gerrit Schotte was between 2010 and 2012, Prime Minister of Curacao. He founded the political party MFK in 2010.
According to the prosecution, he founded the party with money from Francesco Corallo, an Italian casino boss in St. Maarten, who is linked to the Italian mafia. As prime minister, Schotte has abused his power in favor of Corallo.