THE ORCA CASE SEEMS TO BE FALLING APART, MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES TO BE DROPPED


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PHILIPSBURG–Prosecutors have appealed the decision of the court to throw out money laundering from the suspected pre-trial offenses of Bada Bing owner Jaap van den Heuvel.

Solicitor-General Taco Stein said on Wednesday that an appeal has been filed against the court’s decision. He said the fact that money laundering was thrown out, does not mean that authorities cannot continue their investigations into this area.

Van den Heuvel was released last week Friday after the court suspended his pre-trial detention amidst efforts of the prosecutor to add smuggling of women to his suspected offences. He has to, however, remain available to authorities.

On the issue of human smuggling and trafficking of women, Stein said every adult entertainment business is a place of interest as it relates to this matter. He said authorities wanted to be “certain” that the women who work at Bada Bing (which he did not mention by name)…

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