Corruption conviction gets conservative politician banned from politics for 2 years

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Jos van Rey. Jos van Rey (Picture: Twitter/@Touaregtweet)

The court in The Hague on appeal again convicted former VVD politician Jos van Rey of corruption, ballot fraud, leaking confidential information, and money laundering on Wednesday. He was given a suspended prison sentence of one year, and is not allowed to work in an administrative office of the government for two years, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Public Prosecutor demanded two years in prison and a ban on working in politics for three years against the 72-year-old man. 

Last year the court o. Both Van Rey and the Public Prosecutor appealed. According to the Prosecutor, Van Rey . Van Rey , saying that his work was always open and transparent. 

The VVD already to the party. The investigation against Van Rey started in 2012. 

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