Published On: Fri, Aug 3rd, 2018

Team Knoops about appropriation case Schotte and Van der Dijs

Team KnoopsWILLEMSTAD - In the Babel case, the Public Prosecution has claimed that money will be deprived anyway because of previous convictions of the Court. In this way, the Public Prosecution has presented the citizens of Curacao with an incorrect representation of the facts.

Apart from the fact that the Court's ruling is not yet irrevocable (there is a request for cassation from the Supreme Court in the Netherlands), the Public Prosecution states that a confiscation order is not automatically assigned in a criminal case. To this end, the Public Prosecution must provide sufficient evidence to show that there has been personal enrichment. They have not been able to demonstrate this in the courtroom.

79% of the so-called confiscation order against Mr. Schotte has nothing to do with the prosecution in the Babel case. Moreover, Mr Schotte has never been prosecuted for this amount.

Of the remaining 21% - which amount has been part of the Babel for both - it has been proved with evidence that they have not personally enriched themselves.

Willemstad, 1 Augustus 2018

Defense team:

Mrs. M. Vaders

Prof. Dr. G.G.J.A. Knoops

Mrs. C.J. Hamburger

Mrs. E. de Witte


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