ABN Amro banker suspected of millions in tax evasion
The Public Prosecutor suspects a banker at ABN Amro Clearing Bank of money laundering and tax fraud, RTL Nieuws reports based on research published be the Financieele Dagblad on Tuesday. The banker involved is 52 year old Willem V., according to the newspaper. He was relationship manager at the bank and dealt with customer contacts. He also had authority to act on behalf of the banking section. Sources described V. to the newspaper as having a "middle position" and an income of about twice the average. Despite this V. owns two villas in Putten without a mortgage and in the last week of 2014 he bought 4.6 million euros worth of extra real estate. The Public Prosecutor has seized 5 million euros of the man's personal immovable property and 4.6 million euros of property under the name Scarlet Holding - an Antillean construction of V. According to a spokesperson of the Public Prosecutor, the seizures are "collateral in an ongoing criminal investigation by the FIOD led by the Public Prosecutor's Office". According to the Prosecutor, V. is one of the suspects in a case involving tax fraud and money laundering that spans from 2006 to the present. V. also seems to have played an important role in the pyramid scheme Partrust. ABN Amro has stated that the suspect activities happened "out of the bank's sight" and that V.'s employment contract has been terminated.