Francesco Corallo may be extradited

PHILIPSBURG - The Court of Appeal decided this afternoon that the extradition of Francesco Corallo (1960) is permissible.
 
The desicion was taken after a request by Italy on January 12th. 2017 for his extradition.
 
The casino owner has been behind bars since December 2016.
 
The Anti-Corruption Taskforce TBO of the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team RST arrested Corallo at the request of Italian authorities on the basis of an Interpol “Red Notice” on December 13, 2016. The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Italy after that requested Corallo’s extradition.
 
The Prosecutor’s Office has stated on numerous occasions that Corallo will be prosecuted in Italy for, amongst other things, tax evasion of more than 250 million euros, and membership in a criminal organisation. Italy-born Corallo, who has been a Dutch national since July 2000, is also suspected in Italy of using his businesses for money-laundering.

Lawyer Brooks appeal presumably in October

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.

2019 Tax law books

DC Tax & Legal will publish the 2019 tax law books for the jurisdictions Sint Maarten, Curaçao, Aruba and The Caribbean Netherlands.

St. Maarten Airport’s cash shortfall is US $1.2M per month

PHILIPSBURG - Princess Juliana International Airport’s (PJIA’s) financial crisis is deepening and the airport has no funds to pay its February salaries next week.