Suspect to pay for damages, repay proceeds of crime

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PHILIPSBURG – The Court of First Instance on Thursday, December 14, sentenced F.F.C. (38) to pay NAf. 2,197.16 and US $1,900 to one of his victims and pay US $3,460 to another victim.

The victims had submitted a claim for damages suffered.

On July 13, 2016, F.F.C. was sentenced by the Court of First Instance to 20 years in jail. He was found guilty of committing 9 armed robberies, 4 thefts with assault, and battery, attempted manslaughter against one police officer, threatening two persons with a firearm of which one was a 14-year-old boy, and illegal firearms possession.

The Prosecutor’s Office also submitted an order to recover proceeds of crime against F.F.C. because of monies stolen during the robberies. The Court agreed to this request and sentenced F.F.C. to pay back US $15,668.94.

Orders to recover proceeds of crime fit within the new policy of the Prosecutor’s Office. From now on the Prosecutor’s Office will be submitting more such claims.

Crime does not pay.