Published On: Wed, Sep 12th, 2018

Court date case involving former Director Giro Bank postponed

GarciaWILLEMSTAD - The case involving the former Director of the Giro Bank Eric Garcia will be postponed. This was announced by the spokesperson of the Public Prosecution, Norman Serphos.

The presiding judge will announce this Friday the new date for the treatment of the case.

Reason for the postponement is that there are several witnesses who still have to be heard. But also another judge will take over. This new judge will need time to study the case.

Eric Garcia has lied about depositing a large sum of money, 11 million dollars, on an account at the Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB) in Curaçao. This did not happen. Instead, he deposited the money in his own bank account.

“Garcia said that he was going to deposit this money at Banco de Maracaibo, but this bank was later declared bankrupt and he was appointed as one of the curators, together with lawyers Robert Blauw and Valery Maria.

After a while, Mrs. Valery Maria requested information about the deposit at the MCB Bank. She started an investigation to know whether Garcia had really made that deposit or not. MCB notified her that the deposit never took place. This is when she filed the complaint against Garcia at the Public Prosecution (OM).

The documents Garcia had sent to Maria and the OM as proof of deposit were forged. After Maria filed the complaint, OM immediately started an investigation, which led to Garcia’s arrest.

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