Investigation regarding fraud, forgery and money laundering

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Investigation at former Notary office Gijsbertha

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team (RST), conducted two searches yesterday and today under the authority of the investigating judge. The searches took place at a house and at a Trust Company.

The searches took place in light of an investigation that started in February concerning possible tax fraud, facilitating of tax fraud, forgery and money laundering.

This investigation stems from the case against among others the Buncampers and a retired notary Gijsbertha, which showed that allegedly other persons may have used this Trust Company to evade taxes.

Several documents, files, computers and other digital information carriers were confiscated.

No arrests have been made, but the investigation is still ongoing.