Amsterdam lawyers accused of bribing police volunteer

The Public Prosecutor demanded 200 hours of community service against two Amsterdam lawyers suspected of bribing a police volunteer, NOS reports.

According to the Prosecutor, the lawyers paid the woman to give them confidential police information between 2010 and 2012. In doing so they damaged their occupational group and undermined the trust civilians have in lawyers, the Prosecutor said.

The police volunteer gave the lawyers' offices privacy sensitive information about the victims of road accidents. With this information, the offices could easily assess whether a damages case would be successful. In this way they achieved a financial advantage over their competitors, according to the Prosecutor.

The court will rule on this case early in August. 

The volunteer involved still has to appear in court.