corruption

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Jun 15 '17 09:41

The police officer from The Hague unit a, spent some time working in the security team responsible for protecting PVV leader Geert Wilders, the Public Prosecutor said on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

The 31-year-old cop is suspected of violating professional secrecy and civil corruption. 

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Jun 13 '17 13:35

A 31-year-old police officer from the Den Haag unit was arrested on Tuesday. He is suspected of leaking confidential information from the police systems to a third party, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement. 

The cop was arrested by the Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal investigations at the police. He will be questioned in the coming days. His home ws also searched.

In official terms, the police officer is suspected of violating professional secrecy and official corruption, according to the Prosecutor.

Jun 12 '17 08:51

Dutch military intelligence service MIVD for years worked with an official, knowing that there were corruption complaints against him, AD reports based on statements from those involved. 

According to the newspaper, the statements were made under oath, in front of a judge, by colleagues of the official and employees of Defense's Integrity Office. The official in question, Jacques H., is appearing in court on Tuesday as one of six police and Defense employees suspected of involvement in a major bribery scandal involving the services' fleets and vehicle supplier PON.

Apr 4 '17 14:30

Criminals increasingly approach Rotterdam port workers to perform odd jobs, such as approaching custom workers about not checking certain containers or asking other port employees to point pick-up-men to containers containing drugs, police chief of Zeehaven Jan Janse said to the Telegraaf. About one in seven Rotterdam port employees have been approached by a criminal at least once, the newspaper reports.

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Mar 22 '17 08:24

The Public Prosecutor is busy with a criminal investigation against ING in which the bank is suspected of involvement in international corruption, money laundering, violating rules for customer due diligence and failing to report unusual transactions, a spokesperson for the Prosecutor's Office confirmed to the Financieele Dagblad on Tuesday.

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Feb 28 '17 07:43

Following a number of major information leaks and integrity violation cases in the Dutch police and other investigative agencies, a major investigation was launched into corruption at the police, the Telegraaf reports. The investigation was launched in September and is being performed by the University of Maastricht, the Open University and Avans Hogeschool.

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Feb 14 '17 16:20

Former VVD deputy Ton Hooijmaijers was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for corruption, forgery and money laundering by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Supreme court thereby upholds a ruling made by the court of appeals in April 2015, NU.nl reports. Hooijmaijers himself filed the appeal to the Supreme Court. No further appeal is possible. 

The Supreme Court did agree to give a 2 month shortage on the imposed sentence of 2.5 years because the court exceeded the reasonable time limit for submitting documents, according to the newspaper.

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Jan 26 '17 14:00

The Netherlands is among the top ten least corrupt countries in the world, according to the annual Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International. In 8th place with a score of 83 out of 100, the Netherlands stands above neighbors Germany (10th place) and Belgium (15th place).

 The list consists of 176 countries. The average score was 43 out of 100. 

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Jan 19 '17 14:45

Dutch business executive Peter Wakkie was not exactly surprised when he was airport in Spain on Monday. "I saw it coming", he said in a telephonic interview with Financieele Dagblad on Thursday. Wakkie was arrested as part of an investigation into a criminal organization, money laundering and bankruptcy fraud, a spokesperson for the Spanish police confirmed to the newspaper. 

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Jan 17 '17 08:10

Dutch lawyer and business executive Peter Wakkie, who was , was released from custody. Wakkie was arrested on Monday morning and released at 00:30 a.m. on Tuesday, after the Spanish authorities were through with questioning him, a spokesperson for the businessman in the Netherlands said to ANP after making contact with the man.

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Nov 29 '16 13:45

A in the Caribbean part of the Netherands, is gaining steam. On Monday the team raided a number of properties on Sint Maarten and arrested a 35 year old man. He is suspected of money laundering, forgery and tax evasion, the Volkskrant reports.

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Oct 20 '16 09:10

The screening process for new recruits was adjusted due to capacity problems, police union NPB told the Volkskrant. According to the union, there are concerns within the police that this will lead to more corruption as susceptible applicants won't be screened out.

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Sep 9 '16 13:00

Jos van Rey is refusing to give up his seat on the Roermond city council. The vast majority of the council wants the politician to step down after he was convicted of corruption, but Van Rey is not leaving, he said during a city council meeting on the ruling culture on Thursday

Sep 1 '16 15:00

Jan Struijs, chairman of police union NPB, is calling for a large-scale and broad investigation into corruption within the National Police. According to him, the police leaders are naive if they don't realize that the police are now more vulnerable to corruption practices

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Jul 14 '16 15:20

The Hague police officer arrested in June for leaking confidential police information, leaked information about cannabis plantations to cannabis thieves, the Public Prosecutor revealed on Thursday. The 28-year-old cop is suspected of corruption, violating professional secrecy, complicity in burglaries and participation in a criminal investigation.

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Jul 13 '16 10:40

The court in Rotterdam sentenced former VVD alderman in Roermond Jos van Rey to 240 hours of community service on Tuesday. The Public Prosecutor demanded a 2 year prison sentence and will appeal against the court ruling

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Jul 13 '16 08:22

At least four employees of the Amsterdam municipality were or will be dismissed because they are suspected of fraud involving several million euros, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wrote in a letter to the Amsterdam city council on Tuesday. A procedure for dismissal is underway

Jun 1 '16 10:55

A 28-year-old police officer in The Hague was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of leaking information from police systems to third parties, the Public Prosecutor announced. The information leaked was not investigation details, according to the prosecutor.

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May 26 '16 08:43

The Public Prosecution Service is running out of money, chief executive prosecutor Herman Bolhaar writes in the Public Prosecutor's annual report. An additional 40 million euros per year is necessary for the Prosecutor just to keep functioning. More will be needed to cope with organized crime, corruption and the rapidly expanding cybercrime

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May 23 '16 15:00

The Public Prosecutor committed "character murder" against former Roermond alderman Jos van Rey in the corruption case against him, Van Rey's lawyer Gitte Stevens said in court on Monday. According to the lawyer, the Prosecutor jumped the gun in the case and then could not retreat when there was no evidence against her client

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May 10 '16 14:35

Former VVD politician Jos van Rey landed himself in a world of cronyism, bribery and corruption, the Public Prosecutor said in court on Tuesday in the formulation of the sentence demand against Van Rey. "It appears that the suspect got caught up in his own success and lost feeling for what can and can not be", the prosecutor said

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Apr 19 '16 08:56

ABN Amro again surfaced in the Panama Papers. This time in the form of accounts and loans given to companies connected to a controversial billionaire

Apr 5 '16 10:48

The Public Prosecutor demanded that Mark M., the former police officer suspected of leaking confidential information to criminals, remain in custody until his trial. There are indications that M. plans to leave the country if he is released, the prosecutor told the court in Den Bosch on Tuesday

Football
Mar 31 '16 14:15

Dutch central bank DNB launched an investigation into possible money laundering in professional football. The financial authority is investigating banks and trust companies to find out whether the financial sector is properly able to recognize and address match fixing and shady transfer deals, DNB announced on Thursday

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