Categoriearchief: Onderzoek Pompei

DH | Brothel owner and manager both face dispossession claim in ‘Pompeii’ case

Defence lawyer Eldon “Peppi” Sulvaran claimed during the “Pompei” case hearings that it would not be possible to file a dispossession claim, which aims at the recovery of criminal profits, until the suspects’ convictions had become irrevocable..

PHILIPSBURG–Owner of the El Capitan and Le Petit Chateau brothels Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (67) and El Capitan’s manager Dulcea Felomina Florentina (57) will be facing dispossession claims of US $4,959,406.66 each, the Prosecutor’s Office officially announced during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Verder lezen

DH | Hefty fines for brothel management in ‘Pompeii’ case, assistant acquitted

Owner of El Capitan and Le Petit Chateau brothels Etienne “Tochi” Meyers was sentenced to NAf. 1 million fine and 3 years suspended on 2 years’ probation  | Daily Herald

PHILIPSBURG–The Court of First Instance imposed hefty fines on the owner, manager and supervisor of El Capitan and Le Petit Chateau brothels on Wednesday, in the so-called “Pompeii” investigation involving charges of human trafficking, exploitation of brothel workers, deprivation of liberty and illegal employment. Verder lezen

DH | Jailtime asked against brothel management in ‘Pompeii’ case

The Prosecutor said the women working at the two brothels had been recruited in the Dominican Republic and Colombia and given the wrong impression about their income, deductions and labour conditions | Daily Herald

PHILIPSBURG–The Prosecutor’s Office called for prison sentences of between three years and eighteen months in the so-called “Pompeii” investigation involving charges of human trafficking, exploitation of brothel workers, deprivation of liberty and illegal employment against business man and brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (67), El Capitan’s manager D.F.F. (57), Le Petit Chateau’s supervisor L.M.R. (52) and assistant R.R. (49), during Wednesday’s Court hearing. Verder lezen

DH | Lawyer Brooks appeal presumably in October

Attorney-at-law Brenda Brooks with members of her legal defence team, from left, lawyers Sjamira Roseburg, Peggy Ann Brandon and Nerissa de la Rosa.

PHILIPSBURG–The appeals against attorney-at-law Brenda Brooks’ conviction of bribery charges, will most likely be heard by the Joint Court of Justice in October, it was said Thursday. Verder lezen

DH | Number of sex workers to be heard in ‘Pompeii’ case

Brothelowner Etienne Tochie Meyers and lawyer Cor Merx | SMNnetwork

PHILIPSBURG–Six witnesses in the so-called “Pompeii” investigation involving charges of human trafficking, exploitation of brothel workers, deprivation of liberty and illegal employment against brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (66) and manager D.F.F. (56) and against Le Petit Chateau manager L.M.R. (51) and assistant manager R.R. (48), still need to be heard by an Investigating Judge, it emerged during Wednesday’s procedural hearings. Verder lezen

DH | Prosecution announces US $5 million dispossession claim in Pompei case

Defence lawyer Eldon “Peppi” Sulvaran submitted a long list of witnesses consisting of former Lt. Governors, Ministers of Justice, heads of police and other judicial officials, to shed their light on the “policy of toleration” where prostitution was concerned.

PHILIPSBURG–The Prosecutor’s Office announced on Wednesday a US $5 million dispossession claim against main suspects in the so-called “Pompei” investigation brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (66) and manager D.F.F. (56). However, the claim will not be dealt with until after a possible conviction, the Judge decided. Verder lezen

NTR | Formateur Sint-Maarten struikelt over screening

Hilbert Haar

zakelijke banden met criminele broer en casino-eigenaar Francesco Corallo

PHILIPSBURG – Formateur Franklin Meyers, een lid van de Verenigde Volkspartij (UP), heeft zijn mandaat voor het vormen van een nieuwe regering op woensdagmorgen terruggegeven aan gouverneur Eugène Holiday. Dit betekent dat de presentatie van een interim-regering van Sint-Maarten, die voor vrijdag was gepland, niet door kan gaan. Verder lezen

DH | Meyers withdraws as formateur, PM candidate

Meyers withdraws as formateur, PM candidate | Daily herald

PHILIPSBURG–Member of Parliament (MP) Franklin Meyers has effective immediately withdrawn as formateur for the incoming interim government and as the candidate for prime minister. Verder lezen

DH | Court rejects request to take brothel owner into custody

Prosecutor calls on judge to put owner of brothel behind bars | Daily Herald

PHILIPSBURG–The Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday filed a request at the Court of First Instance for cancellation of the suspension of the pre-trial detention of brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (66) and manager D.F.F. (56). On Monday the Judge, however, did not find any grounds to grant the Prosecutor’s request. Verder lezen

DH | Prosecutor calls on judge to put owner of brothel behind bars

Prosecutor calls on judge to put owner of brothel behind bars | Daily Herald

PHILIPSBURG–The Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday filed a request at the Court of First Instance for the cancellation of the suspension of the pre-trial detention of brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (66) and co-suspect L.M.R. (50). Verder lezen

OM | Eigenaren en managers twee bordelen in staat van beschuldiging gesteld voor uitbuiting prostituees, wederrechtelijke vrijheidsberoving, mensensmokkel en illegale tewerkstelling

Twee bordelen in staat van beschuldiging gesteld voor uitbuiting prostituees, wederrechtelijke vrijheidsberoving, mensensmokkel en illegale tewerkstelling

Eigenaren en managers twee bordelen in staat van beschuldiging gesteld voor uitbuiting prostituees, wederrechtelijke vrijheidsberoving, mensensmokkel en illegale tewerkstelling. Verder lezen

DH | Meyers released from pre-trial detention

brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers

PHILIPSBURG–The Joint Court of Justice has suspended the pre-trial detention of suspects in the Pompei investigation brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers and D.F. based on their personal grounds, according to Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Gino Bernadina. Verder lezen

OM | Joint Court of Justice suspends pre-trial detention of Pompei-suspects E.R.M and D.F.

Joint Court of Justice suspends pre-trial detention of Pompei-suspects E.R.M and D.F.

The Joint Court of Justice has suspended the pre-trial detention of the suspects in the Pompei-investigation E.R.M. (65) and D.F. (54) based on “personal grounds” of the suspects. Verder lezen

DH | Meyers changes his legal team, Pompei investigation continues

Shaira Bommel of Sulvaran & Peterson

PHILIPSBURG–Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (65) will be represented by attorney Shaira Bommel of Sulvaran & Peterson Sint Maarten law firm from now on. Verder lezen

DH | Meyers detention extended by 60 days, Rog released

brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (left) | SMNNews

PHILIPSBURG–Despite a well-organised protest at the Court House on Monday, with protestors calling for the release of the main suspect in the Pompei investigation – brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers – the court has decided to keep Meyers in detention for the next 60 days. Verder lezen

OM | Judge deems arrests “Pompei”-investigation lawful

Judge deems arrests "Pompei"-investigation lawful

Judge deems arrests “Pompei”-investigation lawful

The Judge of Instruction on Friday, November 4, 2016 deemed the detention of the suspects E.R.M (65), D.F. (54), L.M.A.R. (50) and R.L.R. (47) lawful. This means that according to the Judge of Instruction all procedures around the arrest and the detention of the suspects by the police and Public Prosecutor’s Office were followed correctly according to the law. Verder lezen

PFM | Vier arrestaties na zoeking in bordelen

Vier arrestaties na zoeking in bordelen

In de bordelen El Capitan en Petit Chateau op Sint Maarten zijn vier mensen aangehouden. Het gaat om de eigenaar van de bordelen, twee managers en een management-assistent. Ze worden verdacht van vuurwapenbezit, mensenhandel, illegale tewerkstelling en mensensmokkel. Verder lezen

DH | UPDATE: El Capitan, Le Petit Chateau raided, four persons arrested

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UPDATE: El Capitan, Le Petit Chateau raided, four persons arrested

PHILIPSBURG–Officers of the Kingdom Detective Cooperation Team RST, assisted by members of the St. Maarten Police Force KPSM, the Dutch Marechaussees and the National Detective Agency raided brothels El Capitan and Petit Chateau on Tuesday, including secondary offices and the home of the owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers. Verder lezen

DH | No. 22 on USP list among arrests made in Pompei investigation

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No. 22 on USP list among arrests made in Pompei investigation

PHILIPSBURG–Officers of the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team, RST, assisted by members of the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM), the Dutch Royal Marechaussee and the NationalDetectives Agency held searches on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the brothels El Capitan and Petit Chateau including secondary offices. Verder lezen

DCLP | Searches and arrests at El Captain and Le Petit Chateau in Pompei investigation

Searches and arrests at El Captain and Le Petit Chateau in Pompei

PHILIPSBURG – Officers of the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team, RST, assisted by members of the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM), the Dutch Royal Marechaussee and the National Detectives Agency held searches today at the brothels El Capitan and Petit Chateau including secondary offices. Verder lezen

PFM | Inval bordeel Sint Maarten: 27 illegale prostituées opgepakt

Vrouwelijke manager opnieuw gearresteerd wegens betrokkenheid bij mensenhandel

Leden van de Unit Mensenhandel en Mensensmokkel van de politie op Sint Maarten en leden van de Koninklijke Marechaussee hebben maandagavond het plaatselijke bordeel Hypnotic gecontroleerd. Verder lezen

OM | 27 women found working without a permit in Hypnotic brothel

Het Bureau Korps Politie Sint Maarten (KPSM) | Foto Persbureau Curacao

Het Bureau Korps Politie Sint Maarten (KPSM) | Foto Persbureau Curacao

Members of the Unit human Trafficking and Human Smuggling of the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM) entered on Monday, October 24th, 2016 around 08:00pm the brothel Hypnotic. Verder lezen

PBC | Sexwerkers Sint-Maarten hoeven geen ondernemer meer te worden

Sexwerkers Sint-Maarten hoeven geen ondernemer meer te worden

Sexwerkers Sint-Maarten hoeven geen ondernemer meer te worden

Sexwerkers op Sint Maarten hoeven geen ZZP-er meer te worden. De regering heeft de plannen in de kast gezet. Eerder gaf die geen werkvergunningen meer af. Reden was dat de overheid op die manier medeplichtig zou zijn aan mensenhandel. Verder lezen

PBC | Sint Maarten succesvol in strijd tegen mensenhandel

world-map-mensenhandel

Curaçao behoudt Tier 2 status, volgens de Amerikanen doet het land nauwelijks iets aan mensenhandel

PHILIPSBURG – Voor eerst in de geschiedenis heeft Sint Maarten de Tier One status gekregen voor de strijd tegen mensenhandel. Het eiland voldoet daarmee aan de minimum standaard van het Amerikaanse ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. Verder lezen

PBC | Rechter moet oordelen over prostitutie en link vrouwenhandel

Rechter moet oordelen over prostitutie en link vrouwenhandel

Rechter moet oordelen over prostitutie en link vrouwenhandel

PHILIPSBURG – Heeft prostitutie op Sint Maarten te maken met uitbuiting, dwang, en mensenhandel? Dat willen de nachtclubeigenaren op Sint Maarten weten van de rechter. Verder lezen

PCB | ‘Overheid Sint-Maarten wil zelf in de prostitutie’

‘Overheid Sint-Maarten wil zelf in de prostitutie’

‘Overheid Sint-Maarten wil zelf in de prostitutie’

PHILIPSBURG – Sint Maarten wil zelf in de prostitutie-business. Dat zegt advocaat Jairo Bloem. Hij reageert op het plan van de overheid om een website op te zetten en te beheren, waar sekswerkers zich moeten melden en registreren. Verder lezen

INSRC | Country report volume II: Countries of primary concern – St. Maarten

Country report volume II: Countries of primary concern - Sint Maarten

Country report volume II: Countries of primary concern – Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten is an autonomous entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Sint Maarten enjoys sovereignty on most internal matters and defers to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in matters of defense, foreign policy, final judicial review, human rights, and good governance. Money laundering is primarily related to proceeds from illegal narcotics trafficking. Verder lezen

PBC | Sexwerkers Sint-Maarten wachten op werk

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Sexwerkers Sint-Maarten wachten op werk

PHILIPSBURG – 63 vrouwen wachten op een besluit van de overheid om aan het werk te mogen in één van de nachtclubs van Sint Maarten. Sinds 1 maart geeft die overheid geen werkvergunningen meer af. Verder lezen

PBC | Politica St. Maarten in opspraak vanwege vrouwenhandel

Joan Smart Berkel

Joan Smart Berkel

PHILIPSBURG – Op St. Maarten is een politicus in opspraak vanwege mensenhandel. Het gaat om de voormalige staatssecretaris van Volksgezondheid, Joan Smart Berkel. De politie deed gisteren een inval in haar huis vanwege de mensensmokkelzaak met de codenaam ‘Papegaai’. Die zaak gaat over vrouwenhandel met de Dominicaanse Republiek.  Verder lezen

PFM | ‘Helft bevolking Sint Maarten inmiddels illegaal’

'Helft bevolking Sint Maarten inmiddels illegaal'

‘Helft bevolking Sint Maarten inmiddels illegaal’

Na een grote toestroom van vluchtelingen uit vooral Haïti zijn mensenhandel, uitbuiting en prostitutie een groot probleem op Sint Maarten. Er zijn serieuze zorgen over de openbare orde in Sint Maarten, erkent minister Ronald Plasterk van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties. Verder lezen