Group of youngsters stand trial for series of robberies<h/1>
GROUP YOUNGSTERS TRIAL: The Prosecutor asked for jail sentences totaling 20 years for four male suspects during the criminal proceedings in the so called Zandhaver investigation on Wednesday June 15. A.A.L. (18), M.G. (17), K.J.L. (21) and F.M.R. (17) are being accused for a series of robberies on the Dutch as well as the French side of St. Maarten, leaving a trail of 20 victims. Against A.A.L. the Prosecutor asked for six (6) years in jail, for M.G. 4 years in jail for K.J. L. 5 years in jail and for F.M.R. 4 years in jail. The Prosecutor also submitted an order to recover proceeds of crime for the amount of more than NAf. 7.500. This is the amount the robbers stole in cash during their robberies. “Crime does not pay and we have to restore the situation as much as possible as it was before the robberies were committed”, the Prosecutor said. The defense lawyers asked to deem the Prosecutor’s Office inadmissible regarding the robberies committed on the French side. The Prosecutor opposed to this request stating among other things that the authorities on the French side did submit the necessary requests for judicial assistance. Group of youngsters stand trial for series of robberies The judge will give its verdict on July 6
The Sint Maarten Prosecutors Office, or Openbaar Ministerie OM (in Dutch) are also under an investigation.
Rampant with corruption, bribes and criminal activity. The St Maarten Prosecutors rather than actually doing their job, or trying to do their jobs are active in a Public Relations campaign to make themselves look professional and less inept. Their efforts are fruitless and so far are failing.
They have tried to launch various online sites to hype their cases, as they conveniently omit to tell the public about their criminal activities within the office and their dismal conviction recorded.
The St Maarten Prosecutors Office: Bribes-Blackmail-Barter