Aruba: Conflict of Interest


Aruba Conflict of Interest

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Some stories do not need words. The pictures and subsequent connections tell the story.

Diario: Geoffrey van Cromvoirt evaluating whether he will sue for damages for prejudice


Now Geoffrey van Cromvoirt is contemplating suing the Aruban government for being considered a suspect. Looks like it is dà ©jà   vu all over again. Looks like individuals have a better shot of making money in Aruba by suing the Aruban government for false imprisonment than they do at the casinos.

“Geoffrey’s detention caused a lot of harm to our family. My wife is very much in despair”. This, according to Geoffrey’s father, Willem van Cromvoirt. Officially, the Dutch youth is still a suspect in this case, but the father hopes that the case will be dismissed.

Now, family lawyers are evaluating the possibility of bringing a case for damages for prejudice.

Seems like quite the legal system. Detain an individual under the rules of Dutch/Aruban legal system and then have the suspect sue for damages. Just how is one supposed to investigate a crime in Aruba? It would appear that detaining an individual is part of the investigation and questioning process by law. GVC was not detained any further beyond the initial arrest as was Joran Van der Sloot and the Kalpoes, so where is the problem? If GVC was detained due to a tip that someone called in then for once the ALE actually did their job and followed up immediately. For that they are sued? We have learned over the past 11 months, any thing is possible in Aruba.

Geoffrey van Cromvoirt evaluating whether he will sue for damages for prejudice

AMSTERDAM – Geoffrey van Cromvoirt, in an interview with SBS 6 Actienieuws of Holland, said that he doesn’t have anything to do with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

The young Dutch 19 year old came into the picture after the ‘Opsporing Verzocht’ program, which was recorded in Aruba, aired.

He could have seemed to be another person in the case. Ironically, van Cromvoirt had wanted to participate in the reenactment of the case along with his sister. “I’ve always wanted to appear on television, but not in this way”. The Dutch youth was asked via telephone to go to the police station one week after ‘Opsporing Verzocht’ aired.

When he went to the police station, he was detained immediately. The accusations were rape and murder.
(Read the rest of the translation at Getagrip)

Three Suspects Remain Primary Focus in Natalee Holloway disappearance no Matter what others Say

Over the weekend on Fox News, The Line Up, Tito Lacle stated that Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak and Satish Kalpoe were still the primary suspects in the case of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Also that Joran Van der Sloot.

Kim Guilfoyle : There are a lot people’s names thrown around. What importance do they have? Steve Croes he’s supposed to be friends with GVC.

Tito: He came in and spoke his mind. He was then arrested the only three people that have a clue to the case are Joran and the Kalpoes.

Kimberly: Do they remain primary suspects

Tito: Those three are primary and the most primary is Joran

It is attorney Joe Tacopina’s job to deflect attention away from his client. Deflect he does, coming up with room key cards and DNA on shirts as if this was new to the investigation. With a complicit media who will take any nugget of news in the Natalee Holloway disappearance, he certainly found a willing partner to get his agenda out to the public as he appeared on more cable shows than did Dave Holloway when Dave was doing his book tour. Tito Lacle also went on to say the following with regards to the DNA on a shirt that was found that Joe Tacopina tried to make an issue of.

Tito: The shirt is wiped out. That’s all blown away, that’s from last year, the press got hold of that but it’s nothing. These two people my sources are telling me are not co-operating so they will be picked up. They would not be people you arrest and they will break the case.

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Diario: Geoffrey set free Monday, Another youngster (A.B.) interrogated 6 hours

Diario; April 25, 2006: GEOFFREY A WORDE LIBERA DIALUNA Otro hoben a keda 6 ora den interogacion

Geoffrey set free Monday
Another youngster interrogated 6 hours

ORANJESTAD (AAN): Monday, the prosecutor decided to set the suspect Geoffrey van Cromvoirt free, and the American press was swarming the Beach police station like ants.
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Geoffrey van Cromvoirt, No Info on Holloway Disappearance

Geoffrey van Cromvoirt was released Monday after being detained as a suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance stated by his attorney that he had “no relevant information” regarding the matter.

The 19-year-old man released in the case of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway has “no relevant information” about her disappearance and was not involved in that or in drug offenses, his lawyer said.

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Nancy Grace Discusses the Natalee Holloway investigation with Dave Holloway and call ins

NANCY GRACE, April 24, 2006

Nancy Grace discusses the release of GVC, A.B. who was detained for 6 hours then released and takes telephone calls as well. The following is an interesting bit of information regarding who A.B. might be from Jossy Mansur:

GRACE: Back to Jossy Mansur, the director and editor of “Diario Magazine.” Jossy you`re there on the scene. What possible connection was there between A.B., the last catch and release and the investigation of Natalee Holloway?

MANSUR: You know, I can`t imagine what kind of connection it could have. I know that this person that they`ve arrested and questioned for six hours has a Web site in which he appears, in which you`ll find pictures of Joran and many other girls. Maybe there is some kind of a connection that the police want to know or the prosecution as to what degree does he know these people and what would he know about the Holloway case itself?

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Amigoe: Suspect, GVC, in Holloway case released

Amigoe; April 25, 2006: Suspect in Holloway case released

ARUBA — The Aruban judicial authorities have released the 19-year old Geoffrey van Cromvoirt early this morning. They did this because there are no longer reasons for keeping him imprisoned. The Public Prosecutor (OM) indicated this in a press release. Van Cromvoirt will remain a suspect though.
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Geoffrey van Cromvoirt (GVC): Cooperation in the Natalee Holloway Investigation?


GVC Cooperation

(Vanderbilt – ‘06)

Looks like more of the same coming from suspects detained in Aruba. The precedent has been set by the three primary suspects. Do not cooperation or say a word and get released.

Van Cromvoirt allegedly matches the description. He was arrested, but did not answer questions during a week of interrogation.


Geoffrey van Cromvoirt has been released from custody in Aruba into the custody of his parents.

Geoffrey van Cromvoirt, 19, has been released into the custody of his parents after spending more than a week in an Aruba jail on suspicion of “criminal offenses that may be related to the disappearance” of Natalee Holloway.

According to ABC, Good Morning America: Cabdriver’s Tip Led to Arrest of Holloway Potential Suspect

ABC News has learned that van Cromvoirt’s April 15 arrest occurred after police identified him as someone who may have had physical relations with the Alabama teen while she was on vacation in Aruba.
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Amigoe: ‘The families Van Cromvoirt and Van der Sloot not friends’

Amigoe; April 21, 2006: ‘The families Van Cromvoirt and Van der Sloot not friends’

ARUBA — “The Van Cromvoirt family dissociate herself expressly from all the statements that associate Geoffrey van Cromvoirt to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway”, stated Eline Lotter Homan, lawyer of family Van Cromvoirt in a written press release. “Due to persistent speculations, it is advisable to rectify the many completely untrue propositions put forward”, was her reaction on the many questions she gets from the different media.
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