Published On: Tue, Dec 4th, 2018

Schotte reports to prison tomorrow morning, wants to prevent arrest at home by OM

Gerrit SchotteWILLEMSTAD - Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte will report to the gates of the prison tomorrow at 9 am to serve his three-year prison sentence.

As is known, the Supreme Court confirmed the conviction of the political leader for, among other things, official corruption, forgery and bribery. Schotte wants to prevent a media show from taking place if he is arrested at home by the Public Prosecution Service. That is why he will turn himself in tomorrow. He said that yesterday at a press conference.

He does, however, call his followers to accompany him to the prison gate. In a letter sent to the Public Prosecution Service last week, he said he wanted to use the so-called self-reporting right. According to Schotte, two serious criminals have recently been released to make room for him. The Public Prosecutor has not yet responded to the letter.

After the verdict of the Supreme Court last week, Schotte's lawyers had asked for electronic supervision instead of cell punishment. Because his children need him as a father. According to the court, there was no time left to deal with the request in this short term. Electronic surveillance is usually awarded to detainees who have served the majority of their sentence and have behaved well in prison.

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