Schotte files lawsuit against government of Curaçao
WILLEMSTAD - Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte is suing the country Curaçao and two former employees of the security service (VDC).
According to Schotte the government of Curaçao and the VDC have violated his privacy by performing an illegal investigation into his conduct and business deals. Schott also claims that because of this illegal investigation he will not get a fair trial in the Babel case, where he has been convicted of fraud, money laundering and forgery by the court of first instance here in Curaçao.
Although his lawyer Eldon Sulvaran withdrew from the Babel case, Schotte is still represented by Sulvaran’s firm partner Chester Peterson.
In his letter to the court of justice, Peterson indicates that he will submit evidence that the government of Curaçao, appointed by the Netherlands, has intentionally violated the law. They gave an order to illegally investigate Schotte using false allegations.
The government’s sole purpose was, according to Peterson, to defame Schotte and his life partner Cicely van der Dijs. “They leaked private information, which is protected by law. They deliberately published this information with the sole purpose to defame Schotte for reasons purely political,” said Peterson in his letter.