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Jan 30 '19 12:20

Further investigation into servers of so-called PGP phones gave the Dutch Public Prosecutor insight into over  million new messages. These messages contain information that can be used in dozens of criminal investigations, the Prosecutor said, NU.nl reports.

PGP stands for 'Pretty Good Privacy', a security standard used on phones sold by Ennetcom. The company promised that messages would be encrypted in such a way that they can not be read by, for example, the police. PGP phones were therefore popular among criminals.

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Jan 9 '19 12:00

The Public Prosecutor launched an investigation into Jerry M., an athletics coach from Rotterdam who confessed to sexually abusing a number of teenage girls for years, NOS reports.

The 58-year-old man confessed this past summer after an investigation by the sports and judiciary institute ISR. The ISR found that M. abused at least nine victims, the youngest of whom was 11 years old, between 1983 and 2017 at various athletics clubs in Rotterdam and The Hague. 

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Jan 8 '19 10:00

The Public Prosecutor is investigating a controversial sale of NS land to a real estate entrepreneur in 2014. Two people involved are suspected of non-official bribery around the deal, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said to newspaper AD. The investigation is not focused on NS or ProRail, according to the newspaper.

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Oct 10 '18 08:28

A criminal investigation into NAM was launched because of the leak of toxic natural gas condensate into a canal in Farmsum, Groningen, the State supervisor on mines SodM announced. A stain of natural gas condensate has been floating in the canal since Thursday, NU.nl reports.

Natural gas condensate is a byproduct of natural gas extraction. It is a very toxic substance. It leaked into the canal after a drip tray in which the condensate was collected overflowed, according to the newspaper.

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Aug 16 '18 08:54

The Public Prosecution Service launched a criminal investigation into sexual abuse in the faith community of Jehovah's Witnesses, Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection said in a letter to parliament. Five people from different regions in the Netherlands filed declarations of sexual abuse, he said, ANP reports.

"At the Public Prosecutor, the declarations were carefully dealt with by specialist sex crime officers in the regions", the Minister said. He previously called on victims to file declarations so that a criminal investigation can be launched. 

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Nov 28 '17 08:01

Human rights organization Amnesty International is calling on Nigeria, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom to launch a criminal investigation into Shell and the possibility that company officials tacitly encouraged the Nigerian military government in Ogoniland to commit atrocities in the 1990s, including rapes, murders, acts of torture, and the burning of villages. 

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Aug 2 '17 08:43

Two of three Dutch persons that were missing in Turkey, have been found. The police made contact with 26-year-old Derya Breukers-Un and 34-year-old Bjorn Breukers. 21-year-old Joey Hoffmann, who traveled to Turkey with the couple to help them set up a new home in Silifke, is still missing.

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Jul 13 '17 17:20

The mother of 8-year-old Sharleyne, who fell to her death from an apartment building in Hoogeveen in 2015, was recently questioned in the criminal investigation into the girl's death, the Public Prosecutor said to Dagblad van het Noorden.

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Apr 20 '17 14:00

The Public Prosecutor must investigate whether NAM was guilty of damaging housing, possibly creating life threatening situations, in the gas extraction area in Groningen, the Arnhem-Leeuwarden court ruled on Thursday, NOS reports.

The case was filed by the Groninger Bodem Beweging (GBB) an a number of individuals from the gas extraction area. The Groningen residents say they are dealing with, in some cases severe, damage to their homes caused by earthquakes that resulted from years of gas extraction. 

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Mar 22 '17 08:24

The Public Prosecutor is busy with a criminal investigation against ING in which the bank is suspected of involvement in international corruption, money laundering, violating rules for customer due diligence and failing to report unusual transactions, a spokesperson for the Prosecutor's Office confirmed to the Financieele Dagblad on Tuesday.

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Feb 14 '17 10:55

Former Chief of the National Police Gerard Bouman guaranteed eight police officers their jobs even if they were convicted of a crime, Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice wrote to parliament on Monday. This included five police officers involved in the death-in-custody of Mitch Henriquez in The Hague in 2015 and three from previous cases in 2010, 2012 and 2013, NU.nl reports.

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Oct 4 '16 16:30

The Public Prosecutor in Noord-Holland launched a criminal investigation into an incident at Groningen student association Vindicat. A prospective member was injured during hazing to such an extent that he was hospitalized with a brain injury.

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Aug 22 '16 09:57

The Netherlands' Public Prosecutor and intelligence service AIVD are having more and more trouble with message encryption on messaging services like WhatsApp, prosecutor Martijn Egberts said to broadcaster NOS. The encryption means that crime fighters face difficult challenges when they want to read a suspect's communication.

Aug 9 '16 18:00

A police officer working in the Noord-Nederland unit was fired on the grounds of serious dereliction of duty. The officer was caught driving under the influence and showed up for work drunk several times

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Jul 13 '16 08:22

At least four employees of the Amsterdam municipality were or will be dismissed because they are suspected of fraud involving several million euros, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wrote in a letter to the Amsterdam city council on Tuesday. A procedure for dismissal is underway

Jun 1 '16 15:25

Mark M., the police officer suspected of selling confidential information to criminals, was released. He will be allowed to await his trial - scheduled for May next year - in freedom, with a few restrictions, the court in Den Bosch decided during a pretrial hearing on Wednesday

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May 19 '16 09:24

The Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD launched an investigation into fraud in the transfer of players at FC Twente, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday

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Mar 2 '16 14:30

The Public Prosecutor launched a criminal investigation into chrysanthemum grower Satter-Vlug in Poederoijen after a Polish employee was poisoned by contact with a forbidden and severely hazardous pesticide

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Feb 23 '16 15:40

Suspended prosecutor Lucas van Delft was caught making threatening phone calls against himself, the Telegraaf reports based on information from two sources around the investigation.

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Oct 9 '15 11:21

The highly experienced detective from the National Investigation Services held for allegedly selling confidential information to criminals is likely the first of several more arrests to come, NRC journalist Marcel Haenen told NOS Radio 1 Journaal.

Sep 15 '15 09:28

Prime minister Mark Rutte says he simply see’s no value in conducting a criminal investigation into the recent leaked confidential budget information for Prinjesdag. According to the Prime Minister, such an investigation would be "as expensive as it would be fruitless".

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Aug 4 '15 13:25

Crane expert Richard Krabbendam believes that the crane collapse in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday could easily have been prevented. According to him, the crane operators worked "very unprofessionally and ridiculously amateurish". Peinemann, the company who owns the involved cranes, released a statement saying that they are "gutted" by the accident.

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Aug 4 '15 08:59

The Public Prosecutor has launched a criminal investigation into the accident in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday after noon. Two cranes and a section of bridge collapsed onto several buildings, destroying them. Three people have been identified as suspects.

Jul 28 '15 08:33

The Austrian Public Prosecutor has started an investigation against PVV leader Geert Wilders on charges of sedition. Aggrieved Muslims pressed charges against Wilders because of his statements comparing the Koran with Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf and demands that the Islamic holy book be banned during a meeting of the right wing populist FPO in Vienna in March

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