Court upholds prison sentence for Curacao's former leader

Save Story
Leer en Español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — An appeals court in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao has upheld the sentence of a former prime minister found guilty of corruption.

Gerrit Schotte faces three years in prison and is barred from running for office for five years. His attorney appealed Friday's sentencing to a higher court in the Netherlands.

Schotte had been found guilty on charges including forgery and money laundering in a case where prosecutors said he received money in exchange for political favors. His longtime girlfriend also has been sentenced in the case.

Schotte was appointed prime minister in 2010 and was ousted in August 2012 after his governing coalition lost its majority.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent World stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast