Published On: Tue, Jul 10th, 2018

Demand of 34 months imprisonment against former Minister of Public Health

jacinta-constancia-3WILLEMSTAD - Former Minister of Public Health, Jacinta Constancia, heard last Friday a demand of 34 months in prison for fraud. According to the Public Prosecutor, she should not be allowed to hold any public office for 5 years.

Constancia, a minister in the Schotte cabinet from 2010 to 2012, together with her former husband, is accused of appropriating 400,000 guilders by means of fraud. It involved money for the purchase of 40,000 surgical face masks that were never delivered. A 34-month prison was also demanded against her former husband.

Constancia denies all involvement. She came into the news last year when she acted violently against a fellow Member of Parliament during a public meeting. This incident was filmed by a reporter.

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