While this is certainly not the most important thing going on in the Natalee Holloway case, it seems that the lead prosecutor may have made a mistake in questioning Mariaine Croes’s ability to brief the press adequately on the case.
As it turns out, according to the local gossip, Karen Janssen pointed out to Mariaine Croes that her [Croes] job as a spokesperson is not to give her own opinion on the case, but to only give out information. Whether Mariaine indeed crossed this line I couldn’t say, but I have to assume that Ms. Janssen wouldn’t tangle with her boss’s daughter over nothing.
Oh, you didn’t know? Mariaine Croes is the daughter of our Attorney General , Theresa Croes – Fernandes Pedra, who is also her ultimate boss. Who said that nepotism was dead?
In any case, the story goes that Mariaine wasn’t too pleased with Karen Janssen criticizing her work, and told Karen Janssen to it herself, then. I guess Karen Janssen took her to her word, hence the press release that Karen Janssen would be in charge of the press briefings.
The gossip goes on to say that our AG wasn’t too pleased about this and took time out from her vacation in the Netherlands to formally warn Ms. Janssen. According to my sources, Ms Janssen wil fight the warning.
There aren’t enough words to describe how preposterous this is, if it’s true. You’d think that the whole department would have bigger fish to fry, right?