Published On: Wed, Jun 24th, 2015

Constancia’s detention extended

ConstanciaWILLEMSTAD – Former Minister of Public Health and Member of Parliament for the opposition party MFK, Jacintha Constancia will continue behind bars pending the investigation into the Dubnium case.

The Public Prosecutor has extended her detention by 8 days. This was reported by the Public Prosecutor.

The magistrate will probably rule tomorrow if the detention was lawful. After 8 days, the magistrate must decide whether the defendant will be held longer.

The former Minister is accused of fraud, misappropriation of public funds, money laundering and forgery. She was arrested last Monday under the order of the Public Prosecution.

The Dubnium case is the investigation into the Foundation for Medical Services Agency, which placed an order in 2012 for mouth masks. 365,000 guilders were paid for these masks, but the products were never delivered.

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