Former Curacao PM held for questioning on money-laundering

A former prime minister of Curacao was arrested and ordered held yesterday for questioning in a money-laundering probe, the Associated Press reported.

Gerrit Schotte will be held for an initial period of questioning, the Public Prosecutor’s office said in a statement, according to AP.

Investigators searched Schotte’s home in December and seized a computer and documents, AP said.

Schotte said in a TV interview shortly before he was taken into custody that he expected to be cleared of wrongdoing, the report added.

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