Okke Ornstein, the Dutch fraudster who was, for years, the Scourge of Panama, is seeking to delay his sentencing, in the Netherlands, on a child pornography conviction. Ornstein, who owes Panama more than three years of prison time, in two cases, plus has a five million dollar judgment lodged against him, is once again employing dilatory tactics, in a futile effort to delay justice.
The defendant was convicted in Absentia, in a Dutch court, for selling child pornography, and is awaiting sentencing. Now, he is alleging that he was never served in the case, in an attempt to delay the proceedings further. Of course, he will have to make a personal appearance, which will not happen, for Panamanian authorities want him, for the prison time he owes their court system. He also has several pending fraud cases in the Republic of Panama, and he is a Person of Interest in an unsolved murder there.
He has still one more major problem: if he shows up in court, his life will probably be in danger. He stole $36,000 from the designated terrorist organization, Hamas, taking charitable contributions that were intended for refugee Palestinians living in warn-torn Syria. He has taken to wearing a dress, and posing as a woman, to elude Hamas, according to eyewitnesses.
What will this career criminal do now ? He has been in hiding, in Europe, for some time, but you can trust the Dutch government to eventually catch him. When that happens, his liberty will be lost for an extended period of time.