The Bada Bing case concerns former Parliamentarian Patrick Illidge being recorded on camera at the Bada Bing brothel, taking cash from Dutch pimp Jaap van De Heuvel.
The story continues to change with the weather, but according to both Patrick and Jaap, it was Theo Heyliger who set up the video sting in order to blackmail Patrick Illidge into coming back over to the UPP, after Illidge had ‘jumped ship with Romain Laville and Frans Richardson.
Patrick Illidge was arrested and held in custody, but sources are saying because the process in which they used to arrest Illidge was flawed, his case is supposed to be thrown out on ‘technicalities’.
The St Maarten government conducts a lot of their business in the brothels. Jaap Van Der Heuvel is supposed to have hours of video footage featuring the majority of males in the SXM government.
Patrick Illidge defenders are saying that his arrest and detainment were illegal.
If this is the case, then his case more likely than not will fall through. By law you cannot commit crimes in order to nail someone in a crime.
Illidge has been accused of accepting over $150.000 in order to manipulate permits for the pimp.
Illidge was also charged with having an illegal firearm, but that search of property is also said to have been flawed.
I was at the courthouse and took photos of both Jaap and Patrick as they were being led into court.
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