PHILIPSBURG:—The Court of First Instance has sentenced the suspect Jason V.Greene on Wednesday May 8th 2016 to 40 months in jail of which 10 months suspended and a probation period of two years for illegally having bullets in his possession, fencing of jewelry originating from the Oro Diamanté armed robbery (Menam case) and committing an armed robbery. All took place between June and October 2015. The Prosecutor’s office had asked for a jail sentence of 4 years. The victim of the robbery N.C. Wathey also submitted a claim of US dollars 21,107.10 on behalf of Global Distribution NV. The money stolen from him belonged to this company and was intended to pay the monthly salary of the workers. The Court of First Instance granted this claim. The Prosecutor’s Office had also submitted an order to recover proceeds of crime pertaining to the robbery for the same amount of US dollars 21,107.10. “Crime doesn’t pay. We have to restore the situation as it was before the robbery was committed”, the Prosecutor said motivating the order submitted. The Court of First Instance turned down this order based on the fact that the disadvantaged party had already submitted a claim for the same amount.
Prosecutor’s Office Bulletin.
Source: St. Martin News Network
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