Crime

Dec 12 '13 04:34

A couple, employed by the City of Zaanstad, wiped dozens of fines from the computer system of the City. It concerned driving offenses they had committed.

Dec 12 '13 04:31

The Public Prosecution demanded up to ten years in prison before the Rotterdam court, for four Somali pirates who lured the Dutch Marine into an ambush last year in October.

Dec 10 '13 15:30

One of the three suspects, on trial in Astralia for the death of the Dutchman, Henk van Oosterom, has been acquitted of all charges. It concerns Alex George Winter, report Australian media Tuesday.

Dec 10 '13 14:25

The CEO of the French PIP breast implant manufacturing company, who also supplied implants for Dutch women, has been sentenced to four years in prison, announced the court in Marseille. Jean-Claude has been found guilty of serious deception and fraud.

Dec 10 '13 12:57

The Dutch couple that was kidnapped in Yemen in June has been released. NOS, NRC Handelsblad and Elsevier journalist Judith Spiegel and her husband Boudewijn Berendsen are currently at the Dutch embassy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, and they are expected to arrive in the Netherlands on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported.

Dec 10 '13 12:29

Volkert van der G., the murderer of politician Pim Fortuyn will be granted monthly leave from prison starting in February 2014.

Dec 10 '13 04:33

Dutch people commit fraud in droves with government funded financial assistance, collecting care, rent, and childcare assistance they are not entitled to, according to RTL Nieuws.

Dec 9 '13 21:27

As President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse has immunity and therefore the Netherlands cannot request South Africa to arrest and extradite him when he attends the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. This was Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans’ response today to questions by PVV Second Chamber members Geert Wilders and Raymond van Roon.

Dec 9 '13 14:01

The Public Prosecution raided the residence of the former Prime Minister of Curaçao, Gerrit Schotte , early Monday morning (local time), reported various media on the island. Reporters witnessed the raid.

Dec 9 '13 13:09

The policeman who is facing trial over the shooting last year that killed 17-year-old Rishi Chandrikasingh, will now also be tried for murder.

Dec 9 '13 04:30

The PVV wants Desi Bouterse, President of Suriname, to be placed under arrest if he attends Nelson Mandela's funeral in South Africa. The Dutch government will need the cooperation of South Africa for his arrest and extradition.

Dec 8 '13 09:51

The Second Chamber has adopted a ChristianUnion motion to initiate an independent inquiry into human trafficking and prostitution in the Dutch Caribbean.

Dec 7 '13 04:32

Two mayors from Brabant are sounding the alarm over a failing approach of drug crime in smaller municipalities in Brabant.

Dec 6 '13 19:19

Meat processor VION did indeed commit fraud with meat, confirmed two new whistle blowers to Omroep Brabant. A section of VION falsely sold 11,000 kg of pork meat as organic ham last year Summer.

Dec 6 '13 18:19

Police in Zeeland have collected about 100 bales of cocaine that washed ashore on the beach of the peninsula of Walcheren today.

Dec 6 '13 14:25

European competition authorities raided Philips this week. The European Commission suspects that a number of electronics companies, including Philips, made mutual agreements to influence internet sales to drive up prices of their products

Dec 6 '13 12:16

The main suspect of the sensational art heist in Rotterdam has been arrested in the United Kingdom. Adrian Procop who is suspected to have committed the robbery together with Radu Dogaru, has been on the run since November last year. Rumanian news media reported on Friday that police in Bucharest were notified of his arrest on Thursday by Interpol in Manchester.

Dec 5 '13 18:16

The Public Prosecution (OM) demanded 120 hours of community service or 60 days imprisonment against former Meerssen mayor, Ricardo Offermanns. Offermanns (VVD) participated in violating professional secrecy by receiving confidential information from former Roermond alderman Jos van Rey (also VVD), according to the OM

Royal Bank of Scotland
Dec 5 '13 08:43

A lawsuit has been filed against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) in the Netherlands by 16 investors over investment losses during the financial crisis.

Dec 5 '13 04:34

The Dutch adoptive parents of the Belgian baby, Donna, were conditionally sentenced to 8 months in prison by the court of Appeal in Gent. The sentence remained the same as that of the court.

Dec 5 '13 04:33

The Public Prosecution demanded thirty years imprisonment, Wednesday, before the court in Den Bosch against the suspect of the hotel murder in Tilburg.

Dec 5 '13 04:32

The driver of the Sprinter that crashed into an Intercity, last year in April, near Westerpark, agreed to 120 hours of community service.

Dec 5 '13 04:30

The police officer who is suspected of fatally shooting the 17-year-old Rishi last year in The Hague, is being threatened. The court in The Hague has taken security measures for the trial, scheduled on Monday. It will be the first time for the officer to appear before the court in the case.

Dec 4 '13 16:36

Former Commissioner of the Queen of North Holland, Harry Borghouts, repeatedly warned former deputy Ton Hooijmaijers in the past to steer clear of the real estate sector, according to his statement Wednesday morning on a local radio station.

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