Central Bank Curacao board member suspected of concealing cash flows

WILLEMSTAD - A deputy director of the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Team (TBO) on suspicion of multiple forgeries.

When searching the suspect's home, The TBO confiscated, among other things, financial documents, computers and telephones. The "Hercules" investigation focuses on concealing money flows around a clothing company, according to the Public Prosecution Service.

The only known link between the bank director and a clothing company is his role from 2009 to 2011 as statutory director of three clothing stores of the (then) partner of the president of the Central Bank Emsley Tromp. The OM suspected Tromp of having used these companies to evade taxes but was acquitted for that.

As the Anti-Corruption Task Force of the Detective C0operation Team (RST), the Anti-Corruption Task Force Team specializes in tackling corruption and undermining financial-economic crime. Among other things, the team conducts investigation into fraud, forgery of documents and money laundering involving politicians and administrators.

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