PHILIPSBURG:— The criminal proceedings in the appeal case against former Member of Parliament R.L. have been postponed June 8, 2017. Meanwhile, the investigation has been referred back to the investigative judge to hear former minister of justice Roland Duncan as a witness.
Former Member of Parliament, R.L. was convicted by the Court of First Instance on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, to 1 month in jail fully suspended. R.L was acquitted of two charges of threat against him in Zeepaard and Sardine investigations. The National Detectives Agency investigators arrested R.L. on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at his home. During a house search, two firearms and bullets were found and confiscated. After several hours of questioning R.L. was released. R.L. who was a Member of Parliament at that time was also accused of threatening former United People’s (UP) party Member of Parliament Jules James on June 11, 2012, as well as Isidore York on November 28.
Prosecutor’s Press Bulletin
Source: St. Martin News Network
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