MPs "not incorrectly informed" in drug baron payoff: Justice sec

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According to State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) was not incorrectly informed about the deal with criminal Cees H.

"I refer you to the response of the minister (Ivo Opstelten, ed). He gave a statement last night. He will explain it further if there is a debate." Teeven said, NOS reports. He would not give any further comment on the issue. "I can only make statements if I am the responsible minister and I am not. I can not tell you what is going on within the Public Prosecutor. I am nothing more or less than an ex-prosecutor."

Yesterday Nieuwsuur revealed that the amount paid to Cees H. in the (already controversial) settlement Teeven made in 2010 was the Tweede Kamer. Opstelten always told the Tweede Kamer that he knows the exact amount involved in the deal - 1.25 million guilders. However, Nieuwsuur came into possession of documents that shows that the Public Prosecution transferred 4.7 million guilders to H.

The opposition parties now want a debate to get clarity on the situation.

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