Published On: Wed, Aug 1st, 2018

The Netherlands has something to hide in case against former premier Curaçao

francesco-corallo-2018THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - As long as the Netherlands does not open up about how Mafia boss Francesco Corallo, born Sicilian but now a resident of Sint Maarten, has come to his Dutch passport, the Dutch state has something to hide. This is according to René Zwart, a parliamentary reporter at the Antillean website Kingdom Relations.

'Curaçao has a lot of resilience'

"Who gave that man a passport? There is Dutch control involved. It is well known that Corallo has ties with the Italian mafia. This thing smells bad." Zwart thinks that the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament should address this issue.

Last year Gerrit Schotte, the convicted former prime minister of Curaçao, was sentenced to three years, for money laundering, accepting bribes and document forgery.

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) has started a lawsuit against the former prime minister of Curaçao Gerrit Schotte to recover 1 million euros.

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