Tromp to be prosecuted

WILLEMSTAD–The Public Prosecutor’s Office has decided to summon President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) Emsley Tromp for tax fraud. The investigation called Safire, was launched in early 2016 following ongoing media reports on potential financial malpractice committed by the suspect. A number of searches were conducted, including at the Central Bank and at his home. Witnesses have also been questioned and documents were received from abroad. The suspect was also heard.

The investigation led, among other things, to the suspicion that Tromp deliberately did not pay all of the income he received related to his retirement pension, this during the period 2006 to 2014. The disadvantage for country Curaçao is estimated at about 5.5 million Antillean guilders. The investigation into this suspicion has been completed and the Prosecutor’s Office has now taken a decision. They are expected to issue the summons for these facts shortly, as well as the date of the court hearing. The suspect was informed of the prosecution’s decision. A probe into remaining suspicions continues with prosecution decisions to be taken later.​

Source: The Daily Herald