WILLEMSTAD - On 21 February at 9.00 am a pre-trial session will start in the case against George Jamaloodin. The former Minister of Finance in the former Schotte cabinet will be present; he will be specially flown over from Bonaire, where he is in temporary detention.
A previous pre-trial session in December was postponed after counsel Eldon Sulvaran had objected to the summons. The lawyer wanted to stop the prosecution in the three cases of which the OM suspects the former Minister.
In the Germanium investigation, there is the suspicion that Jamaloodin, as the then Minister of Finance, had been involved in the misappropriation of some 450,000 guilders in subsidy funds for the improvement of the Divi Divi sports field in the Steenrijk area in the period 2012-2014.
In the Maximus investigation, Jamaloodin is suspected of involvement in the murder of Helmin Wiels in May 2013. More specifically, Jamaloodin is suspected of having ordered the murder together with others.
The investigation named Passaat, which is a side-track of the Bientu case is related to criminal acts in the context of the realization of the disclosure regulations at the Tax Authorities in 2011. In this context, Jamaloodin is suspected of forgery.
For his supposed role in this, the former minister can no longer be prosecuted. The Court decided this on Friday, February 4.