Published On: Wed, Jun 3rd, 2015

Court summons lottery boss over charges of money laundering

Public ProsecutionWILLEMSTAD – A criminal investigation, dubbed “Bientu” case, has been taking place for some time now under the authority of the Public Prosecutor with the assistance of the Intelligence and Investigation Team (TIO) of the Tax Accountants Office (BAB) on money laundering, forgery and tax evasion.

The Public Prosecution has filed a complaint against a natural person and three legal entities. The three legal entities were accused of having committed tax fraud and forgery. The natural person is suspected of possession of a firearm, committing forgery, money laundering and tax evasion in the sphere of sales tax, profit tax and income tax. All suspects were also charged with having participated in an organization whose purpose is to commit crimes.

The final dossier is ready and the subpoenas were issued for the suspects. During the pre-trial review on October 23 of this year, the defense and the prosecution will the opportunity to bring forward what they still need for their cases such as interviewing witnesses. If the Court agrees with these petitions, a magistrate will be appointed for the implementation.

The treatment of the case will start in March 2016.

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