Aruban Prosecution of Driver’s License Fraud Ring … Identity Theft? Homeland Security?


Aruba … Maybe you might want to think about the bigger picture on this one.Drivers-license_fraud

On the surface it would appear that the Aruban prosecution of seven suspects for charges of bribery, forgery and accepting money for fraudulent driver’s licenses would be a simple isolated event. However, is it? According to Amigo 50 people have bee arrested with fake licenses and the suspects in question to be prosecuted are from Aruba , Colombia , and the Dominican Republic. They are described by Aruban prosecutors as middlemen. Middlemen for what exactly? Is there really a demand in Aruba for the need to drive or have access to a vehicle?

Why would some one need a fake driver’s license in a post 9-11 world? Fake documentation of an individuals records? Where have we read that before?  A drivers license is then used in aiding an individual in getting a passport. Wouldn’t it seem a fair assumption that those that wish to pull such scams would do it in places where so little attention is paid to the details?

All this going on in the fraudulent documentation of identities while the Caribbean cries foul and whines that the US is creating a new passport requirement system. Of course the United Stated is doing everything humanly possible to screw up the issuing of new passports for homeland security.

“The message I’m stressing today is we are not going to drop the ax on Jan. 31,” he said.

As of that date, land and sea travelers returning from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean will be able to use a birth certificate and a driver’s license in lieu of a passport, he said. However, they will no longer be able to enter the country simply by saying they are citizens.

Chertoff said he hopes to require passports or other secure documents by summer 2008. Officials have also delayed the rule for air travelers to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean until Sept. 30 of this year, saying they will accept a driver’s license and a printout showing they have applied for a passport.

Making sure your papers are in order

Amigoe; June 30, 2007: Criminal trial seven suspects in September    

ORANJESTAD – The first group of seven suspects in the large-scale fraud with driver’s licenses appeared pro forma before the judge last Friday.   Their case cannot be brought to trial before September, because the National Detectives have not concluded the investigation yet.   The Public Prosecutor (OM) charges them with bribery, forgery, and accepting money.    

The public prosecutor emphasized that it was the police that discovered the fraud and requested the National Detectives to investigate the case.   Several suspects were arrested in March, including the group of seven.   The detectives also investigated people with a false driver’s license, and more than 50 have already been arrested.    

Among the seven suspects is the 23-year old Aruban Y.C. that works for the Driver’s License Bureau and Driver’s Exams.   He is suspected of accepting money to give duplicate driver’s licenses and forging the forms for petitions for duplicate driver’s licenses.   The OM considers the other six suspects from Aruba , Colombia , and the Dominican Republic between the age of 21 and 24, as middlemen.   They bribed C. with money, and gave him false pictures and ids in order to falsify the driver’s licenses.    

The public prosecutor has asked the judge to suspend the trial till September and so give the National Detectives the time to conclude their investigation.   Besides, there is also no court session-space before September.

The lawyers asked for releasing their clients from detention.   They argued that their clients will cooperation with the investigation, are first offenders, and almost all of them are providers for their families.   They didn’t like the argument about lack of court-session space.   “Is that a legal reason for keeping suspects detained?   Do we have to interpret the law as such?”   They also complained that they hardly get information.   There is also no social interest to keep his clients off the street.    

The judge dismissed the request of the lawyers and scheduled the trial for September 17th.    

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    30 Responses to “Aruban Prosecution of Driver’s License Fraud Ring … Identity Theft? Homeland Security?”

    1. Richard on July 3rd, 2007 11:35 am

      I wonder what kinds of business are being done on Aruba that make a false identity (which presumably gives justification for being on that miserable island) such importance in the eyes of these people.

      I also hope this is forwarded to our own Department of State. After all, if there is evidence of fraud overseas in the issuing of important documents, shouldn’t that be reason enough to be wary of credentials from that island?

      Don’t we have much, much more than reason enough to distrust anything and everything about Aruba?

      And with all of the suspicious matters that we have read about over the last two years … shouldn’t the people of Aruba be holding their government’s toes to the fire (metaphorically speaking) and DEMANDING ANSWERS?

      Or don’t they care even about the rottenness and corruption that seem to dominate every aspect of life on that hellhole?

      Over the July 4 weekend, I’ll be away. I’m going to be giving a great book, John F. Kennedy’s “Profiles in Courage,” to the youngster in a family who are fighting a battle against a cruise line. This family has shown courage aplenty in demanding answers for their loss.

      Here’s a quotation from Kennedy’s introductory letter to the reader in the edition of the book that is designed for young readers. Can one of our Aruban trolls … uh, I mean friends … kindly copy this, bring it to Nelson Oduber and demand that he take action to clean up Aruba? Here goes:

      (Kennedy first talks about the people of interest in the book, those rarest of animals: politicians who do what they think is the right thing to do, even though it may be tantamount to political suicide. It continues:)

      That is why this book is called Profiles in Courage. For it takes great courage to do what you think is right even though it may mean the end of your career and the dislike and criticism of your friends and neighbors. Many people never have the opportunity to show such courage. But all of us have the opportunity to recognize such courage in others, to respect the person who is doing what he believes to be right even though we think he is wrong.

      That is why this book is more than an exciting story of great men. It is a lesson to all of us that courage is much more than bravery on a battlefield; that it can mean acting according to your beliefs whatever the consequences.”

      The question Arubans should present to Nelson Oduber is: Do you have any political courage at all? Or any other kind? If not, as events of the last two years would seem to imply, what does that say about the people who elected you?

    2. Richard on July 3rd, 2007 11:58 am

      Typing out that post above made me think back to the Kennedy assassination. It’s hard even to imagine it today, but the resistance to electing a Catholic president at the time was very real and widespread. Even in New England, Kennedy was never as popular as many would have you think.

      But I am convinced that the young people of today cannot even imagine the shock to the nation that his assassination in Dallas gave us. Not only kids were crying in school on that day (as I remember), but when the news was broadcast, teachers and other adults were as well.

      I suppose it was something equivalent to the Columbine school shootings: something which before they happened were inconceivable, and which today would perhaps be regarded as unfortunate, but would hardly be regarded as an outrage, much less a catastrophe that hit the heart of everyone.

      I’m exaggerating, of course, but not by much.

    3. Susan on July 3rd, 2007 12:40 pm

      Damn, now Aruba is not only harboring criminals (rapists, murderers (J2K/Pullass), etc), but is also caught up in “First Class Terrorists” activity…

      GO FIGURE!!

    4. joe bear on July 3rd, 2007 12:53 pm

      What else are they doing,I am scared to ask.Boycot forever

    5. Compananzi on July 3rd, 2007 12:58 pm

      Unless I am not reading the same article, sounds like a fake id ring was busted no unlike many here in the US. Its kinda odd to think that the whole island is involved in something subversive that might imperil the National security of US. Akin to say that the whole of England is plotting to bomb the world because of the discovery and bust of would be bombers. Its one thing to read an article another to jump to far extremes. Keep it simple or prove it.

    6. Vicki on July 3rd, 2007 1:07 pm

      35- WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? There is so many things going on with this Island its crazy… why would such peaceful innocent arubians need fake ID’s for???? crazy…

    7. Vicki on July 3rd, 2007 1:09 pm

      I meant #5 what the heck are you talking about?

    8. sparrow on July 3rd, 2007 2:13 pm

      chimpanzee, read the whole article.

    9. Carpe Noctem on July 3rd, 2007 2:16 pm

      CompanyNazi, you giving people advice on how not to

      take things to far extremes, is a lot like Joran Van der

      sloot, the uncaptured Aruban gang-raping tourist assassin.

      giving people anger & aggression management tips.


    10. super dave on July 3rd, 2007 2:19 pm

      vicki: he’s just trying to make sure (his) fake id is up to date while he’s typing. maybe lost his train of thought.

    11. Para2legal on July 3rd, 2007 2:22 pm

      OFF TOPIC BUT VERY, VERY IMPORTANT. Just received a MOST disturbing email from Vacation Express which is headquartered in the Atlanta area. VE is advertising “July is Aruba Month”. Disgusting. Please let VE know your feelings. The website is

    12. Carpe Noctem on July 3rd, 2007 2:25 pm

      JUSTICE FOR NATALEE! (nothing less)

    13. Cerril on July 3rd, 2007 2:58 pm

      About 90% of the Arubans have a driver license. In the last decade Aruba has grown in population with at least 20 Thousand most of them immigrants from South America. They don’t have a driver license and in Aruba you real need a car to move around. Public transportation is very bad organized. So the immigrants need transportation thus a car and driver license. And there are always delinquents who see a “hole in the market” and try to sell fake driver licenses. I don’t know why such a fuss! What happened here is that authorities discovered this faking business and is taking action. I hear you thinking: Why not take action and solve the Natalee disappearance case! I can tell you it will be quite a relief for Aruba if that happened.

    14. Vicki on July 3rd, 2007 3:14 pm

      #13-yes that s exactly what we are thinking…lets all pray that this happens as it has gone on to long..We will be more than grateful if we can just get Natalee back home where she belongs.

    15. Carpe Noctem on July 3rd, 2007 3:25 pm


      Typical wiffle ball brain

      Aruban thought processes here…

      Brains drenched in alcohol with a big effin neon colored

      drink umbrella rammed through it, and hung out on rock to

      bake out in the sun.

      OVER 2 YEARS LATER, and they are still saying…

      IF… IF that happened,

      IF they solve the Natalee Holloway Case.

      They can’t even say…. WHEN!

      Hey Cerril,

      Screw your island, you deserve the pounding you get day to day!

      They should label it dump on Aruba Month, every month.

      ARUBA is no better than the gang-raping serial murdering

      Van der sloot family. -j4n

    16. Robert on July 3rd, 2007 4:00 pm


      Just in.

      An article about a statement by Dompig and other(s) that Amigoe has on tape, just in a Dutch Newspaper.

      “FBI crossed police in Holloway-case”

      (Novum) – The American federal police (FBI) systematicly crossed the work of police and justice during the investigation into the disappearence of student Natalee Holloway at Aruba. That was stated by former police-commissionar of the island Gerald Dompig tuesday on a videotape that is in the posession of the Aruban newspaper Amigoe. Dompig was in control of the investigation to the disappearence of Holloway untill May last year.

      A high ranking FBI official told Dompig to mind his own bussiness when he started investigating the direct family of Holloway en the some 120 fellow-students that were with Holloway on the schooltrip on Aruba.

      According to Dompig there was great pressure of the FBI on him en the headofficer of justice on Aruba, Karin Janssen. “The FBI in no time was on the Island, we were crossed and they even went as fas as directly threatening us.”

      The then 18 year old Natalee Hollwoway vanished in May 2005 after an evening out. Dispite many search attempts and large scale police investigations her disappearence was never cleared.

      At the Dutch Amigoe-site two long articles… Very suggestive… That the family knows more?

      I’ll have to read the article once more to really get to the point of it.
      Try to give a summary later.

    17. Robert on July 3rd, 2007 4:03 pm

      Sorry, the Amigoe-story stops after this: “.. was never cleared.”

      The word “en” is dutch for “and”.

      I was a bit to hasty in translating the article.

      SM: Thanks Robert – the dutch articles are being posted on all the forums with some rough translations so we really appreciate your translation. My take on all this ALE, Renfro and others are trying to cover their asses. They are the ones putting out these interviews. Something is up, maybe KLPD is getting ready to do something? (klaasend)

    18. disgustedmom on July 3rd, 2007 4:18 pm

      Law-breaking is on your side in Aruba!

    19. Robert on July 3rd, 2007 4:43 pm

      I saw at the forum that the articles indeed are posted already and Rammstein is doing a translation of the Amigoe-articles? So I’ll leave that to him.

      The story has to many details to make a good summary but the main thing is that Beth Twitty/the Americans in the very beginning supposedly came in with a medplane to take Natalee home. (They had heard that Natalee was at a drughouse.) But that failed because of the uncontroled behaviour of Jug Twitty.

      There seems to have been a tip that wasn’t followed.

      The pressure to Aruban police and justice (and even Dutch justice minister and PM) came from FBI, Condoleezza Rice and the Dick Chaney circle. (!!?)

      I don’t know what to think of this story. It is probably as you (SM) say: to cover their (ALE, Renfro a.o) asses.

      SM: Robert – none of this crap is new to those of us that have been reading Refugees and FOB. This sounds like a despirate attempt to once again villify Beth and Jug to attempt to hide the coverup by ALE and the Aruban government, IMO. (klaasend)

    20. Robert on July 3rd, 2007 4:57 pm

      Robert | July 3, 2007, 4:43 pm

      # klaasend

      Guess we best just wait for the results of the KLPD-investigations… However long that may take… (I hardly have the patience for that any longer! I want to know it NOW!)

    21. Allan K on July 3rd, 2007 6:02 pm

      More smoke and all Jug and Beth’s fault. Pressure came after so many cover-ups not at the start of the case. Put the blame anywhere but not on ALE, SURE!

    22. Nut44x4 on July 3rd, 2007 6:12 pm

      I can’t wait to hear from Jossy on all this garbage!!!!

    23. Robert on July 3rd, 2007 6:42 pm

      Just remembered I read a letter from the producer of the tape (Reneé Gielen) to Amigoe ( ) in the beginning of June. But I thought then it wasn’t worth mentioning. This Reneé is the corespondent of a Dutch television show – Eén Vandaag. But that show never gave her money to do research on this story. They probably thought it was crap as well.

      I guess Reneé Gielen now found an other way to make a buck on this story, as some others (f.i. JvdS) have….

    24. Mike on July 3rd, 2007 6:46 pm

      The FBI was correct in telling them not to waste time with the other students and to pick up the 3 perps she was last seen with. Of course that was not done. And if she WAS?? in a crack house how come dumbpig could not get off his sorry ass and take one of there piece of crap police cars and go pick her up and give her to her parents??? Of course that did not happen either. SO F*** them all!!

    25. Brie on July 3rd, 2007 6:49 pm

      Oh, July is Aruba month…OK…we need some F-16′s to fly over Aruba and sky-write…JUSTICE FOR NATALEE…

    26. Richard on July 3rd, 2007 7:45 pm

      Oh, I’m quite sure that Beth and Jug Twitty overpowered the whole Aruba police department. Beth is so imposing and tough-looking … I can see whole legions of cops cowering in front of her, afraid to do their duty.

      Who believes any of the crap that the Arubans keep throwing out there? Maybe some people on the island are stupid enough to believe it.

      What we DO know is that some of the FBI sounded off on the Joe Scarborough show. They said they were mad as hell at being shut out, totally shut out, of what was going on in Aruba. Dompig should get back to his janitorial duties, assuming someone has given him such a responsible job.

      This came to mind today: even Joran van der Sloot, who has lived on Aruba, says he doesn’t care about the boycott. So why should the rest of us be more sympathetic to Aruba?

      Go do some work on the case, folks, if you want to see the boycott stop.

      Happy holiday weekend, everyone, and drive carefully! Keep an eye on the news; it’s usually on holiday weekends when Aruba pulls something sneaky.

    27. dennisintn on July 3rd, 2007 10:17 pm

      that’s some mickey mouse police dept. they have down there. beth tried to crush them, and the f.b.i. threatened them. poor babies.

    28. compananzi on July 4th, 2007 12:38 am

      Today I read an article of 180 passengers arriving in Aruba whereas only 20 had their luggages. Their flight from Philly would have been delayed due to the searching of all their luggages, whereas the pilot decided to leave on time (probably US airlines). The article goes into saying that the Hyatt Regency Aruba (US owned probably) offered their guest complimentary laundry service and free tshirts and wardrobes. Now my brain would say oh how nice of the hotel to do that….but Im sure we can find something here that Aruba did wrong. Help me out here…

      SM: Well if everything you post is true, and the airlines and Hyatt are US owned then Aruba did nothing (klaasend)

    29. Carpe Noctem on July 4th, 2007 11:07 am

      Hey 28-

      Don’t waste any time posting about it here….

      Call Joran and Paulus Van der sloot… there’s

      a new shipment of tourists to attack and rape!!!!



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