January 07, 2007

FAILURE TO PROSECUTE PART 2

*This research below is the works of "Natalee's Freebirds", not mine. Thank you Freebirds!




If there is still any doubt about Aruba's predetermined decision not to prosecute these criminals, nor recover Natalee and return her to her family, this should erase those doubts.


Before Natalee's family ever arrived on Aruba, the word was already out to law enforcement about "No Body, No Case". As evidenced by their failure to employ standard law enforcement procedures that first night, the 2 police officers who accompanied Natalee's family to the van der Sloot home must have already had their orders that Natalee Holloway would simply be swept under the rug. What else could explain their apathetic attitudes, and complete failure to take the proper steps by securing witness statements from all parties that night?



MISSING WITNESS STATEMENTS AND REPORTS WITNESSES - VDS' RESIDENCE - MAY 31, 2005 (Source)


TWITTY: I think, Joe, they need to go back to the beginning and question the people that were with me that night. We have already got conflicting stories now. People have changed their statements from the very first night. Those people that were with me that night, had they taken our statements at least a week after it happened, we would have already had the answer. But when they take my statement 33 days later, and they take the other guys‘ statements that were with me and ladies that were with me, you know, like 19 days later, it‘s like they didn‘t want to find the truth.



01. Jug Twitty

The step-father of Natalee Holloway was privy to so much that was said and done on the evening of May 30, 2005 as well as the morning of May 31, 2005 at the VDS residence. However, he was not required to give a declaration to investigator until 33 days later. Why?



02. Beth Twitty

Hours following the encounter at the VDS residence on the morning of May 31, 2005, Beth Twitty was at the police station ready to provide a declaration regarding her observations and and everything she heard since she first set foot on Aruban soil. Her feelings were those of utter disbelieve as she stepped back outside the station. Her precious daughter was missing and "the powers that be" in Aruba did not want an immediate witness statement that may have the ability to provide investigators with assistance.


On June 1, 2005, Beth Twitty's provided a witness statement which she signed. Later that same day, upon the request of Dennis Jacobs, Beth signed a revised statement - prepared for her, and written in Dutch. Beth and Jug Twitty were told the need for this second statement was due to a date change being made. When Beth's copy of her statement was translated three weeks later she discovered that more than the date had been changed from her original statement.


Are both of these statements from Beth still in the case file? Or did her first, original, correct statement disappear?



03. Claudio Eldrige

Beth and Jug Twitty maintain that on the morning of May 31, 2005 Paulus Van der Sloot stated that he picked up Joran at McDonald's parking lot at 4:00 AM on May 30, 2005 - mere hours after Natalee Holloway had gone missing. Beth recorded this time in her journal.


However, by June 16/17, 2005 Paulus had changed the pickup time to 11:00 PM on May 29, 2005. The Aruban Attorney representing Natalee's family stated in a letter to the prosector that Jug asserts Claudio Eldrige is aware of the time that Paulus stated and she inquires as to whether or not Claudio has been interrogated.



04. Alberto Groenveld and Claudio Eldridge

At 2:30 AM on the morning of May 31, 2005 .... Alberto Groeneveld and Claudio Eldrige observed Deepak Kalpoe's vehicle inside the fence of the Van der Sloot property. These men told Natalee’s family that they climbed the fence and recording the tag (license) number. At this particular time Joran claimed to be at the Radisson Casino - that he was gambling while Deepak waited.


As of June 23, 2005, investigators had not taken official witness statements from Alberto Groeneveld and Caudio Elridge. Have these witness statements ever been obtained?



05. Charles Croes

On June 29, 2005 Charles Croes, an owner of a cell phone company on Aruba, related to Greta the events, from his perspective, regarding what took place on the evening of May 30, 2005 and the early morning hours of May 31, 2005 at the VDS residence. At that point in time, Charles was very supportive of Natalee's mother and step-father in regards to their plight concerning Natalee Holloway's disappearance.


His involvement began when Beth Twitty required a cell phone message traced - a message that appeared to be left by her daughter. However, following the Greta interview Charles' loyalties suddenly changed. The Aruban Attorney who was representing Natalee's family queried in a letter to the prosecutor whether Charles had been interrogated by investigators. Jug claims that Charles "hold's the keys" regarding what happened and what was said in those initial first hours. Also, Dave Holloway has his suspicions that Charles was working with the ALE -monitoring his cell phones as well as those of his friends while they were on the Island.


Nevertheless, an official witness statement given by Charles Croes has never been revealed.



06. Police Officers


The official declarations of two Aruban police officers who accompanied Jug and Beth Twitty and others to the Van der Sloot residence on the the morning of May 31, 2005 have not yet been revealed. Beth Twitty claims that she has read these declarations and there were "key elements" left out regarding what was done and said that morning.



07. DEA Officer


According to Jug and Beth Twitty, the DEA Officer, Eric Williams, who participated in the events, observed what was done and heard what was said on the evening of May 30, 2005 and the morning of May 31, 2005. Mr. Williams has never been interrogated by by investigators. Athough Eric Williams was not acting in an official capacity, why was he not questioned as a witness?



08. Paul Lilly

Paul Lilly, a chaperone, stayed behind when the MB students and other chaperones left the Island. Paul informed the front desk clerk at the Holiday Inn that Natalee was missing on the morning of Monday, May 30, 2005, and was instructed to speak to the Beach Patrol/Visibility Team.


The Beach Patrol must have immediately contacted the Aruban Law Enforcement because Jan Van Straaten stated that the ALE received the report of Natalee's disappearance on Monday morning. The missing person's report taken by the Beach Patrol as well as documented details regarding follow up action by the ALE has yet to be revealed.



09. Jug and Beth Twitty's Friends

Friends of Jug and Beth Twitty (P, B, and W) who accompanied them to the VDS residence on the morning of May 31, 2005 were on the island for several days following the encounter and, although their whereabouts were known to ALE, these witness statements were never requested by investigators.


Over one month later, at the insistence of the family's Aruban lawyer, witness statements were provided to the FBI in the United Sates, followed by sworn statements to a federal judge. According to Jug, Karin Janssen declined to provide specific questions that she required to be answered which could be included in these sworn statements. One can only hope that the witness statements provided to both the FBI and the federal judge can be found in the Natalee Holloway case file.


10. Joran Van der Sloot's Friend Charles Croes claimed that a friend of Joran who they met at the beach in the early hours of May 30, 2005 while searching for Natalee Holloway recognized the description of Joran as well as Deepak's vehicle. This young man then climbed into Charles Croes vehicle and directed him to the VDS' residence.


We assume that the statement of this witness that has yet to be released would confirm that Deepak's vehicle was parked inside the compound and the fact that Alberto Groenveld and Claudio Eldridge scaled the fence in their efforts to to see and record the tag (license number).



Natalee and her family deserve justice, and we will not let up until they have it.


--Natalee's Freebirds



22 comments:

Rammstein said...

except of course for the fact that the police will never release any of these documents until there is a trial.

It has been really fortunate/lucky that we were able to obtain as many statements as we have been able to obtain (although the legality is an issue).

Dutch police and dutch prosecutors are not in the habit of releasing any police-reports in any case.

The fact is that only if this case goes to trial (and the statements are used) will we hear of their content.

Anonymous said...

This rammstein option of the dutch police and prosecutors secret documents is something that the new Democratic Congress Judicial committees are looking into. It has something to do with the Dutch troops in Iraq and Afgan wars corruptions and the embezzlements of the US funds by the Dutch contractors. This is a blatant pattern of the Dutch Kingdom's lawless behaviors which are hurting the US government anti-terrorists effort. Everything is now pointing back to Aruba government and ALE.

Anonymous said...

The Dutch police and dutch prosecutors are not in the habit of releasing any police-reports in any American tourist kidnapping, rape and murder case.

Anonymous said...

I believe a day of of reckoning is coming for Aruba and .... the corrupt investigation into the disappearance of an American citizen on foreign soil will be exposed for what it was and ... those who participated in the events of that fateful morning will be revealed for who they are.


Dana Pretzer Interview

Art Wood: I have never given up on this case, I believe it can be solved. There are too many ppl involved in the coverup. The family of Natalee needs to put pressure on the US attorney in Birmingham to push the FBI to conduct an investigation after ALE close the case. We have a treaty that allows the FBI to pursue a violation of civil rights of an American citizen there.


Rita Cosby Interview

ART WOOD, FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT: There's a lot that Americans can do through the State Department. I want to remind everybody that Natalee Holloway was a U.S. citizen. Once the Aruban authorities are done investigating this case, the FBI can still conduct an investigation, and they could extradite these suspects to the United States.


Greta Interview

GEORGE "JUG" TWITTY: ....The one thing that everybody asks me, why did we retain an attorney? Well, the way the system works down here, when the case is closed, we will have all that information, and we can release it to the world.

Anonymous said...

The new House Speaker doesn't trust the Dutch troops at all. They are charging the US Government millions and millions of dollars of their operational expenses per diem. The Dutch troops are therefore not the US allies but the cheating mercenaries. She wants the Dutch troops to withdraw from the wars because they are so corrupt and undermining the safety of the American soldiers who train the Iraqi forces.

Deb357 said...

Rammstien,

It not only states documents have not been released but that ALE or Karin Janseen has not asked pertanant questions to witnesses that could possibly help the investigation. And that documents have been lost or misplaced.

Obstruction to the case is what it's all about, it's very obvious.

Anonymous said...

The tides are changing. We have an all new mighty Deomocratic Congressional US Government here in place, overshaddowing the current lame duck Republican Administration. Every missing or murdered Americans in Aruba will be accounted for, particularly of the disappearance of Natalee done by the three murder suspects: Joran van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe. The Dutch misinformation propaganda in US tourists market and the obstruction of justice in the courts of Aruba have stirred up the most sentiments of most Democratic House Representives and Senate Senators. They wonder why the Republicans were so lax and uncare about the the misconducts of the Dutch people. Is it because the Dutch were the first troublemakers to join the infamous Iraqi war, and the president turned a blind eye on them. If this allegation is proven to be true, this gross negligence of duty of protecting a young missing American teenager in Aruba would be viewed as a coverup and corruption committed by the current fereral government officials by the congressional investigators. Certainly some serious subpoenas will be issued on this Aruba Natalee murder coverup matters.

Anonymous said...

According to the terms of the NAFTA, the GAO can be ordered by Congress to stop and halt all the banking transactions between Aruba and US at any given time. When that happens, it becomes a dead blow to the Aruba government. This impending alvanlanche will definitely buries Aruba alive. Don't think the Dutch will help to dig Oduber out. Just let him be frozen and disappeared.

Anonymous said...

All the American cruise ships are cut and run away from the Aruban ports. They don't want to have anything to do with the ugly Dutch corruptions and coverups. The naval insurance companies sternly demand this serious measure to protect their profits and reduce the risks and losses caused by the unwelcome Aruban law breakings and society breakdowns. The ships also fired all the Aruban sailors.

Rammstein said...

Deb357

it is possible (and looking at the job performance so far of the ALE) probable that not all pertinent questions were asked but as to how that would have influenced the investigation we will never be able to find out.

Most questions about the night after Natalee's disappearance might be probative and highly interesting but in the end not that important compared to finding out their about their actions and locations on the previous night. At least that is my opinion.

And about the 4am to 11pm issue? I don't know about that. Hopefully the cops on the scene wrote something about that in their reports, if not then it is the word or 1 set of civilians towards 1 other set of civilians. And when one takes into consideration that the messages sent by Joran from his computer suggest that he was at home prior to 4am, then it is unlikely (if that indeed is all true) that his father would have to pick him up at McD's half an hour later. But again, I don't have access to all the necessary information so I am just making a partly educated guess (giving off an opinion).

About the missing of documents I am a bit dubious. Although it sometimes happens I could not tell you if it happened here. It sounds unlikely to me but without facts I have to admit that stranger things have happened in this case so I would like to give the benefit of the doubt to a certain degree to Karin Janssen but would not even bet my next meal on it (if you catch my drift).

Oh yeah, and it is Rammstein (but Ramm is fine too).

Anonymous said...

Give Karin Janssen benefit of the doubt??? Isn't this the same person who refuses to charge the suspects and friends with Obstruction? Even though they have them dead to rights on these charges.

Anonymous said...

Rammstein, can you provide us bloggers two professional references to validate that you are indeed a Dutch laws expert. Many of your definitions of the Dutch laws are very one-sided and biased towards the Amercans. In this end game, the US courts are going to trash the "Dutch Laws" and give the Kingdom a very bad name.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe that Dutch Law is the issue. In the Natalee Holloway case an agenda was established early on in the investigation to distance Paulus and Joran Van der Sloot from being implicated in the events that encompass that fateful morning. Since then there has been an obvious disregard/ manipulation of Dutch Law which pertains the provisions/guidelines in regards to a criminal investigation - beginning with an obvious “conflict of interest” in regards to Paulus Van der Sloot's relationship to those within the investigation.

This corrupt investigation in Aruba needs to be probed at some level of the United States administration. After all, an American citizen has been denied justice on foreign soil - justice that she is legally entitled under Dutch Law.

Deb357 said...

Rammstein,

There are many missing documents and this has been proven.

As far as ALE and Karen Janseen not questioning witnesses, you can not say, in your opinion, that they are not relative or would help the case. Any small thing or info could very well change the course of the case. Anyone knows this. You don't dismiss any witness or information. That's just good investigation 101.

Anonymous said...

Rammstein is a master of deception and evasion using the "Dutch Laws" as an umbrella. Even though BFN let him roam free there, we must not let him do the samse tune here in this Boycott Forum which has the strongest voice seeking justice for Natalee. There is no formal written report done by the Holland Forensic Institute who said the Dr Phil tape was manipulated. Ramm tries to classify the HFI report as a Dutch police report and thus not to be released to the press and the public. However, HFI is an international academic entity working closely with the American universities and colleges on academia of Forensic Science. HFI also receives funding from the US Government on IDing the suspected terrorists corpses obtained from the battlefields. Strictly speaking, I think Rammstein is part of the Aruba cover-up propaganda sponsored by the Dutch Power-To-Be Agency. HFI has destroyed on purpose on all the forensic evidences collected on the crimes where Natalee was made disappeared. Rammstein and HFI are the very evil representation of the Dutch Law.

Rammstein said...

1. anonymous of Sun Jan 07, 09:34:00 PM EST posting

the dutch police and justice system is not in the habit of releasing any statements/documents to the press, some come out but that is in almost all cases information used during trials.

Dutch police/justice department do not release any information until they have to want to.

Example, last Thursday the body of a baby of a few days old was found in a wooded area. It is now almost 5 days since they found the baby and still no-one in the Netherlands knows if it is a boy or a girl. The police refuses to release such information (might need that information when an arrest is made for example).

2. anonymous of Mon Jan 08, 11:11:00 AM EST

charging someone with obstruction is not that easy. We don't know if friends of Joran (other than Deepak and Satish) have lied to obstruct the investigation. Secondly, obstruction carries next to nothing in punishment, most of them would get suspended sentences or work sentences (maybe a few fines) but most likely nothing more than that.

You also cannot charge suspects with obstruction as far as I understand the dutch law (or immediate family of said suspects)

And if I might ask, who would you like to like to charge exactly?

3. anonymous of Mon Jan 08, 11:13:00 AM EST

I am not a legal professional (although on some issues I asked a friend of mine who is a law student). Most (if not all I post) are translation of law articles and legal documents I get from "rechtspraak.nl" (site of the dutch judiciary) or "infopolitie.nl" (information site of the police with all relevant laws pertaining to crime and police-functions.

I do not find or opine for most of my pieces, I translate dutch documents on subjects. And I am sorry if our laws seem one-sided but I didn't make them. Our laws are the way they are, they are not perfect but they do leave a lot of leeway. I do not know many legal systems which allow for detaining a person for more than 100 days without solid proof.

4. anonymous of Mon Jan 08, 01:32:00 PM EST

I agree, a close family friend like Jan van der Straten should never have been allowed to lead this investigation. They should have called for the serious crimes unit the dutch have on the island (a co-operation of Aruban, Antillean and dutch officers of the IRT which is an inter-region serious crimes unit). They are stationed on both Aruba and Curacao for example.

With the ALE all the problems started. Their choices and their actions are to a varying degree suspicious/unprofessional/damned stupid in nature.

The leader of the investigation briefing the father of the main suspect on an almost daily basis is also insanely stupid.

BUT, unfortunately, the situation after the 2nd world war favored the rapid freedom for former colonies. Aruba was part of the Antilles and decided to go on autonomously of both the Netherlands and the Antilles (though be it as part of the dutch kingdom). I would love for the dutch government to be able to investigate the corruption/incompetence of the ALE. Unfortunately, our laws do not give such opportunities. This is an Aruban case and THEY have to investigate this. I hope they are smart enough to do that properly (because it needs to be done correctly/openly and with consequences of the people who did the wrong things).

5. all the stupid remarks aimed at me and my countrymen/women I am not going to address because most are too dumb to actually even mention again.

I am never unwilling to answer a serious question. Even when it makes my country look bad, truth must always be told IMHO no matter how bad it makes governments look (especially mine has not come up smelling of roses on several occasions). Things governments or government agencies do wrong have to be addressed and investigated. It makes things transparent and understandable.

In the last year for example 2 minsters have stepped down after an independent investigation showed the faults of a certain prison that cost the life of several inmates. An independent investigation was done and the guilty parties were named and shamed and consequences were the result. Not only did those 2 ministers step down, all prisons rechecked their fire-safety and dangerous situations were fixed.

I am all for blame where blame needs to be put, but I think blanket insults to an entire country are not the way forward.

Anonymous said...

The Conflict of Interest in regards to Paulus van Sloot and his relationship with those within the investigation goes far beyond Jan van der Straaten. He had an eight year relationship with the Prosecutor's office.
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NOVA INTERVIEW
June 29, 2005
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Reporter (Twan Huys): Which function do you have here at the island? Because many stories go around about that. What is your function?
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Paulus van der Sloot: I am a replacing member of the joint court of justice of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba [1] and I am appointed for a period of three years, from January the first, 2003, until January the first, 2006.
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Reporter (Twan Huys): So, you are replacement judge?
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Paulus van der Sloot: Yes.
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Reporter (Twan Huys): Do you know the people very well, for example, the people here from the public prosecutors' office that ordered your detention?
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Paulus van der Sloot: Yes, for sure, because, before that, I have worked for eight years as chief of the cabinet of the prosecutor general [2].
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Reporter (Twan Huys): So, you also know the current prosecutor general?
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Paulus van der Sloot: Yes.
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Reporter (Twan Huys): Mrs. Croes.
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Paulus van der Sloot: Yes.
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Reporter (Twan Huys): Yes, and what does that mean when your colleagues stop by to arrest you?
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Paulus van der Sloot: That gives a feeling of absurdity. It is indeed almost unimaginable that by someone you actually know very well, where you worked together with for a long time, that that one comes to tell you that you are suspected of complicity to murder.
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Reporter (Twan Huys): Who was that in your case?
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Paulus van der Sloot: That was, in this case, that was the leader of the team of police commissioners.
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Reporter (Twan Huys): Jan van der Straaten.
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Paulus van der Sloot: That was Jan van der Straaten, yes.
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Reporter (Twan Huys): And you know each other very well?
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Paulus van der Sloot: Yes.
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Full credit and acknowledgment for this translation goes to Jacob, who posts under the nickname, "dugo" on the Natalee Holloway chat on www.riehlworldview.com.

Anonymous said...

Once again. For all to read. Lying a witness to hinder an investigation is illegal under Dutch criminal law. The Same goes under Dutch law. Under articles 207, 207a, 207b of the Dutch Penal Code state that six years in prison is the maximum punishment, and that this could be nine years if the false statement was intended to damage a defendent. And since the three suspects came foward as witnesses to ly about the security guards to hinder this case. They can be charged with obstruction. Steve Croes also came foward to lie as a witness on behalf of the suspects. This is also obstruction. This isn't some slap on the wrist crime. It is a serious crime. At the time all this was happening the aruban police were calling this a murder investigation. So they lied to hinder a murder investigation. The big question is why Karin Janssen hasn't thrown the book at them. Hey Ram. A slap on the wrist huh???

Deb357 said...

The suspects were not suspects when they lied about dropping Natalee off at HI and they made up the false story to detour and obstruct the investigation. They were "witnesses" and should be prosecuted to the fullest.

Steve Croes came forward with the same story to back up J2K which was obstruction as well.

Paulus, who has obstructed the case and should be prosecuted.

Those who are from ALE, Officials and Prosecutions office that are close friends to Paulus Van der Sloot should be prosecuted for obstruction who clearly helped J2K/Paulus out in the investigation. Conflict of Interest goes deep.

Rammstein said...

anonymous of Tue Jan 09, 12:02:00 AM EST said:

Hey Ram. A slap on the wrist huh???


No, no slap on the wrist.

Articles 207, 207a and 207b are penalties for PERJURY!!! And are only valid for PERJURING yourself while under oath. Under oath is something that happens when they go to trial.

No suspect or witness has been questioned on the stand under oath so articles 207, 207s and 207b are not an issue in this case because they are invalid at this point.

So no, no slap on the wrist because it is not ME that is wrong, it is you.

And as I said before, lying to the police is not a crime for which suspects/direct family of suspects can be prosecuted. Steve Croes could be but his punishment would be low because he cannot be prosecuted for lying under oath.

Anonymous said...

Rammstein, please provide the provision under Dutch law that exonerates direct family members of suspects in a crime from the consequences of obstructing an investigation. Thank you.
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Karin Janssen
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'The Abrams Report' for June 29
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“JANSSEN: The father has spoken with those three suspects and he said he gave them some legal advice, but I think the advices was going further than that. They spoke about the situation that when there is no body, you don‘t have a case and that was already in the first day after the disappearance. And secondly, the father and the mother have asked a friend of Joran, the suspect, the minor suspect, to come to their home to tell them what he has explained to the police. That is, well, I can say, was an obstruction of the investigation.
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Arlene Ellis-Schipper
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'The Abrams Report' for June 30
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ARLENE ELLIS-SCHIPPER, ARUBAN ATTORNEY: Well basically obstruction of justice is a criminal offense in our criminal code. However, there is an exoneration for family members in the first degree. So in the case of Mr. Van der Sloot it would not apply.

Anonymous said...

Rammstein, please provide the provision under Dutch law that exonerates direct family members of suspects in a crime from the consequences of obstructing an investigation. Thank you.
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Karin Janssen
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'The Abrams Report' for June 29
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“JANSSEN: The father has spoken with those three suspects and he said he gave them some legal advice, but I think the advices was going further than that. They spoke about the situation that when there is no body, you don‘t have a case and that was already in the first day after the disappearance. And secondly, the father and the mother have asked a friend of Joran, the suspect, the minor suspect, to come to their home to tell them what he has explained to the police. That is, well, I can say, was an obstruction of the investigation.
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Arlene Ellis-Schipper
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'The Abrams Report' for June 30
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ARLENE ELLIS-SCHIPPER, ARUBAN ATTORNEY: Well basically obstruction of justice is a criminal offense in our criminal code. However, there is an exoneration for family members in the first degree. So in the case of Mr. Van der Sloot it would not apply.