Published On: Fri, May 23rd, 2014

Corallo denies involvement with Schotte

Francesco Corallo InterpolWILLEMSTAD - Francesco Corallo denies having given a penny to Gerrit Schotte. Not even through one of his companies. The morning newspaper Extra reported a conversation they had with the Italian businessman.

According to the alleged mafia boss, Curaçao is a strange country because everyone is permitted to write whatever they want about someone without consequences. “My name has been mentioned all over these days as if I’m doing business with Gerrit Schotte or as if I have sponsored his political campaign. I haven’t, but if I did, what is wrong with that?” Corallo stated.

“I do business with the Van der Dijs family, but that is for delivery of services and products and not money laundering,” Corallo said.

One of the accusations against Schotte is that Corallo deposited money in Cicely van der Dijs’ account for the politician. “If I made deposits to Cicely’s account, it’s just for business. Besides, it all comes from legal companies and cannot be considered as money laundering. I’m not a lawyer, but I know for sure that’s not the case,” Corallo stressed.

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