Fmr. Amsterdam anti-radicalization official to be prosecuted for forgery
Former anti-radicalization official in Amsterdam Saadia Ait-Taleb will be prosecuted for forgery with invoices. She is suspected of messing with payments to a vlogger with whom she also had a personal relationship. He too will be prosecuted, NOS reports.
The forgery with invoices involved an amount of around 300 thousand euros. There were unspecified invoices, double payments and other irregularities, according to the broadcaster.
Ait-Taleb was dismissed by late Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan last year for conflict of interests. She hired a vlogger she had a personal relationship with to make videos to warn young people against radicalization. The vlogs were eventually rejected by the mayor and never placed online.
The woman fought her dismissal, denying that she had a personal relationship with the man. But in December a court ruled that she clearly had a relationship with the vlogger and should have reported it.
Earlier this week the results of two investigations into the situation at the Amsterdam radicalization department were released. They criticized Van der Laan's approach to the department, saying that he was more focused on achieving fast results than following the rules and procedures, and as a result the Amsterdam anti-radicalization department risked derailing completely