Former VVD politician to spend 2.5 years in jail on corruption charges

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, 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.

Late in 2013 Hooijmaijers was sentenced to three years in prison for bribery, forgery and money laundering by the court in Haarlem. The Public Prosecutor demanded four years. Both Prosecutor and Hooijmaijers himself appealed. The Prosecutor again demanding 4 years. 

In April 2015 the appeals court acquitted Hooijmaijers for a number of individual bribery charges and sentenced him to 2.5 years in prison.