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Dutch nationals to know if $45K will be forfeited May 25

The two men had pleaded guilty to failing to declare monies to Customs on June 13, 2011 at the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens has extended the retention order for the Crown to hold $45,100 that was seized from two St. Maarten nationals in 2011 until May 25, 2012 where a forfeiture hearing for the money will commence.

Eric Antoine Lake and Glen Roberto, who are on remand, had pleaded guilty to failing to declare monies to Customs on June 13, 2011 at the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport.

While the men did not appear in court on April 4, 2012, Lake’s lawyer Herbert Mc.Kenzie asked for the adjournment date, which was not opposed by Principal Crown Counsel Tiffany Scatliffe.

The Crown wants the money seized since it was allegedly obtained from proceeds of a criminal activity in the Virgin Islands (VI) as stated under the Proceeds of Criminal Conduct Act 2008.

According to court records, the duo was stopped by Customs officers prior to boarding LIAT 509 to St Maarten. During inspection, officers found that Lake had more than $10,000 in his possession and Flanders $35,000.

When interviewed by Police, Flanders confessed the monies were from bets made from horseracing and cockfighting in the VI.

4 Responses to “Dutch nationals to know if $45K will be forfeited May 25 ”

  • rat tail (10/04/2012, 16:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    just deprt dem backside from wasting tax payers dime
    • jail bird (10/04/2012, 17:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      not so face man dem do the crime let dem do some time so da lose dem in up dey guth for ah lil while, so dem will learn
    • case law (10/04/2012, 23:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      this case seems much to do about nothing!
  • fish (10/04/2012, 23:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    dutch national the UK man will pardon dem soon not to worry


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