The political hot potato that is an Aruban corruption investigation. Maybe they can get Mikey to do it?
Amigoe June 27, 2007: Dossier minister Croes sent back
ORANJESTAD – The Antillean Procurator General (PG) will not give advice on the Aruban corruption investigation by Justice-minister Rudy Croes (MEP).
Deputy PG Nico JÃ¶rg of Aruba has asked for advice early June, because he is of the opinion that the Aruban criminal law does not offer sufficient guarantee to protect the Public Prosecutor (OM) in this kind of political sensitive dossier.
He says that the PG and the OM cannot do their work, because to his opinion, they are being accused of political influence when prosecuting ministers and former ministers. He thought that he had a solution within the cooperation regulation between Aruba and the Antilles . The PG of the Antilles, who is according to JÃ¶rg totally immune for any influences from Aruba and the government of the Antilles cannot influence him in his advice to the PG of Aruba , could be the proper official to give the advice.
However, the Antillean Justice-minister David Dick has indicated that Aruba and the Antilles are autonomous countries, each responsible for their own decisions. With cases of corruption in own country, the PG and OM must assume their own responsibility, without the advice of third parties.
At this moment, the OM cannot confirm yet whether the dossier has indeed been sent back, but they do not deny this either. The spokesperson of the ministry of Justice in Aruba has meanwhile confirmed that the dossier is sent back without advice of the Antillean PG.