Three employees of the University of Groningen (RUG) are suspected of embezzling 1.2 million euros in public money from the university and funneling it into their own foundation, the board of the Faculty of Arts announced in a letter that NOS has in its possession. All three employees were affiliated with the Faculty of Arts.
A 66-year-old man from Heerlen was sentenced on appeal to 10 months in prison, five of which conditionally suspended, for hiding his mother's body in her home for nearly 2.5 years so that he could keep cashing her pension. The court in Den Bosch also ordered him to pay 15,500 euros in compensation to his mother's pension insurer, according to the ruling.
The court in Limburg previously sentenced the man to six months in prison and ordered him to pay 40 thousand euros in compensation.
Ton L., a 61-year-old man suspected of murdering his 79-year-old mother, told the authorities that he strangled her to death and then drove her body to a Chinese restaurant so he could buy an order of spring rolls. While he was waiting for his carry out snack, his mother's body was hidden underneath a blanket in the front passenger seat of the car, according to statements made in court on Monday, the Telegraaf reports.
An 18-year-old man suspected of violently raping an Indonesian student in Rotterdam in July, is also suspected of assaulting another woman that same day. According to the Public Prosecutor, Gerson F. grabbed the as-yet-unidentified victim from behind, put a hand over her mouth and groped her buttocks, RTL Nieuws reports.
Whether the violent rape or the sexual assault happened first, is not yet clear. F. is also suspected of committing multiple thefts in the weeks before the rape and assault.
The National Police plans to impose financial sanctions on a dozen high-ranking police officers and former police officers for dereliction of duty. The officers in question regularly accepted concert- and football tickets from former Amsterdam police commissioner Ad Smit, who was dismissed earlier this year for the misappropriation of police funds, NRC reports.
An employee of the police was suspended in a malpractice investigation into police union ANPV, a police spokesperson confirmed to ANP. Two former board members of the union are suspects in this case.
The police spokesperson would not tell ANP who the suspended employee is. The Telegraaf identifies the employee as Leatitia R., a former board member of ANPV who is currently working with job applicants at the police. According to the newspaper, she is suspected of embezzlement, money laundering and forgery.
An employee of Amsterdam water company Waternet is suspected of embezzling 1.5 million euros. In a period of around six months, he five times had 300 thousand euros deposited into his account by putting his own account number on other people's invoices, the Telegraaf reports.
Amsterdam police commissioner Ad Smit will be fired with immediate effect due to years of embezzlement. The top of the Amsterdam police will hand him his dismissal next week, NRC reports.
Smit was the highest police officer of the police unit in Amsterdam district Oost for around 20 years.
According to the newspaper, he regularly used police money to entertain family members, colleagues and friends. Investigation showed that he paid for, among other things, expensive meals and tickets to football matches with police funds.
An employee committing theft was the most common reason for dismissal with immediate effect in the Netherlands over the past 12 months, the Volkskrant reports after studying 194 published lawsuits conducted in this period.
Nearly a fifth of these cases, 18 percent, involved stealing, though the severity of the theft varied widely. In a few cases employees were fired for stealing a bag of chips or a pack of cookies, in one case the employee embezzled 55 thousand euros.
The kidnapping of a young Amsterdam girl is expected to be a key topic of conversation when Bert Koenders, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, meets his Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi. The two are scheduled to speak with each other on Tuesday at the end of Koenders’ four-day official visit, newswire ANP reported.
Former Tilburg University dean Arie de R. was arrested with two other suspects on Wednesday on suspicion of forgery, fraud and embezzlement, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP.
The suspects are 71-year-old Arie de R., a 40-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man.
De R. was the dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Tilburg University between 2007 and 2015. According to the news wire, the university allowed him to outsource part of his supervisory activities due to the heavy workload at the faculty.
Shehzad Hemani, the father and believed kidnapper of Amsterdam 2-year-old Insiya, is als under investigation in his own country, the Telegraaf reports. He is under investigation for fraud, embezzlement and money laundering, according to the newspaper.
More than 10 complaints were made against him as the director of his company Conros Group and other companies. And on December 6th, he was officially charged with forgery, the newspaper writes.
Amsterdam police commissioner Ad Smit, 64, was suspended. He is being investigated for "embezzlement in service" - for years he privately used tickets to the Amsterdam Arena and Ziggo Dome, where he was police chief, according to Het Parool.
On Tuesday the Public Prosecutor demanded 2 years in prison, six months of which conditionally suspended, against a 37-year-old man who embezzled over 858 thousand euros from the Salvation Army. The man used the money to fund his gambling habit, according to the Prosecutor, NU.nl reports.
ING is named in a massive fraud case surrounding Malaysian state fund 1MDB. According to the Volkskrant, the U.S. subpoena in the case states that the Dutch bank played a roll in transfers of large amounts between companies.
A 25-year-old cash transporter from Waddinxveen is suspected of stealing at least 100 thousand euros from an airline. He was arrested on May 10th, the Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force that works as a branch of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security - announced on Thursday.
A 41-year-old former police officer was acquitted by the court in The Hague on Wednesday. He faced embezzlement charges as it was suspected that he collected three fines and kept the money for himself
The Dutch judiciary will prosecute NS and several former executives at the railway company and its subsidiaries over irregularities in the procurement of public transport in Limburg, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.
Dutch bank ING was linked to an American fraud investigation in which Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is suspected of embezzling over a billion dollars from Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB into his personal accounts, the Financieele Dagblad reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a 10 month prison sentence against 36-year-old Diana M. of Oud Gastel on Wednesday. She is suspected of secretly stealing money from her grandfather for years, totaling in about 200 thousand euros, Omroep Brabant reports.
Michael Heemels, the former leader of the Limburg PVV, will definitely be prosecuted for embezzlement. The investigation into him is still ongoing, so more charges may be added, the Public Prosecutor in Maastricht said
ABN Amro must repay half of the money a Rotterdam family lost from their ABN Amro bank accounts through embezzlement and fraud committed by a family friend who acted as their financial adviser, the court ruled in an almost unnoticed verdict in 2014. The bank has to repay 11 million euros to the Van der Sluijs family, the Financieele Dagblad reports.
Over the past four years 117 Public Prosecutor employees were reprimanded or dismissed for transgressions ranging from drinking in court to losing sensitive information, according to figures from the Integrity Office Public Prosecution
Dutch engineering firm Arcadis is involved in an investigation by the Brazilian authorities into corruption at a large water management project in norther Brazil, the company confirmed on Monday. According to the press release, Arcadis is "providing information" and "fully cooperating" with the Brazilian authorities in the investigation.