Sheetal J. Sajnani sentenced for false cheques
The Court in First Instance sentenced the suspect Sheetal J. Sajnani (36), born in Singapore, of embezzlement, falsifying a cheque and money laundering, to 180 days in prison of which 121 days suspended with a probation period of three years and 240 hours of community service.
The suspect worked as an accountant for Prestige Time Pieces NV, and during a period of almost two years, from January 1, 2014 till October 13, 2015, she embezzled, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, US $226,047.63 and €40,306.
The suspect also falsified a cheque for US $5,400. The Prosecutor’s Office asked for 12 months in jail fully unconditional. The judge, however, did not find it proven that S.J.S. embezzled all of the above mentioned amount as she wasn’t the only person, who during this period, deposited money.
The Prosecutor’s Office also submitted an order to recover proceeds of crime for the sums of US $226,047.63 and €40,306, but due to a civil proceeding also taking place to recover the money S.J.S. embezzled, the judge postponed the criminal proceedings concerning the order submitted pending the outcome of the civil proceedings.
“Furgala” investigation postponed till August 10
Criminal proceedings against the suspect Gracian Janusz Furgala (34) born in Poland in the so-called Furgala investigation have been postponed till August 10.
That was decided during the preliminary hearing that took place on Wednesday, June 22.
He is suspected of extorting a Scotiabank employee on February 5, and thereby managed to steal NAf. 9,220 and US $8,730 in cash.
He is also suspected of staging a false bomb threat in the Scotiabank that day. The suspect was sent back to St. Maarten immigration by BVI immigration authorities on March 18.
A request by his lawyer during the preliminary hearing to suspend his pre-trial detention was rejected by the Court of First Instance.