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Suriname: an Trikt and business partner Angnoe remain arrested

Former governor of the Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS), Robert van Trikt and his business partner Ashween Angnoe remain arrested. The request for temporary release has been rejected in the criminal proceedings concerning the alleged financial malpractice at the parent bank.

Judge Maytrie Kuldipsingh believes the objections are still standing. The magistrate had previously confronted Van Trikt with witness statements. These statements and interrogations were made in the preliminary investigation of the now fugitive ex-finance minister, Gillmore Hoefdraad.

Van Trikt is accused, among other things, of having concluded agreements on behalf of Orion in which he, the accused, as the ex-governor of the CBvS within the meaning of Article 1 of the applicable text of the Banking Act 2010 no 173, being a public official in the performance of his public function as referred to in Article 1 of the Anti-Corruption Act SB 2017 no 85, when entering into those agreements, has / have not taken the necessary measures to prevent conflicts of interest and / or a transparent procedure and equal treatment of the parties guarantees.

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