Public Prosecutor's Office Curacao decides to prosecute Emsley Tromp

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) Curacao has decided to summon the president of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) for tax fraud.

The investigation against Mr. Emsley Tromp, called Saffier, was launched in early 2016 following ongoing media reports on potential financial malpractice committed by the suspect. In this research, a number of searches were conducted, including at the Central Bank and at his home. Witnesses have also been quistioned and documents were received from abroad. Of course, the suspect himself has also been quistioned.

The investigation led, among other things, to the suspicion that Mr Tromp did not deliberately pay all of the income he received related to his retirement pension, this during the period 2006 to 2014. The disadvantage for the country of Curaçao is estimated at about 5.5 million Antillian guilders.

The investigation into this suspicion has now been completed and the Public Prosecutor's Office has now taken a decision.

The Public Prosecution Service is expected to issue the summons for these facts shortly, as well as the date of the courtdate. The suspect is informed about the prosecution's decision of the Public Prosecutor.

The investigation into the remaining suspicions continues. A prosecution decision will be taken later.​


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