Friday, 29 January 2016 - 14:25
Former asylum boss convicted of forgery; 140 hours community service
The Court in The Hague found Nutren Albayrak, former CEO of the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers COA, guilty of forgery and sentenced her to 140 hours of community service, the Volkskrant reports. The court considers it proven that in 2011 Albayrak instructed her secretary and driver to put fictional events and appointments in her diary in order to hide the private use of her official car and to make fines gotten over the weekend look business-related. The COA suspended Albayrak on April 1st, 2012 and later dismissed her. According to the newspaper, other COA employees complained that Albayrak ruined the atmosphere and earned too much money. Last year both the civil court and the cantonal court in The Hague ruled that the dismissal was justified. In August last year Albayrak's husband was also sentenced to 140 hours of community service for threatening a witness in his wife's case.