Justice and the police warn in EenVandaag about a new way of scamming using popular dating sites such as Tinder and Badoo. The targets seem to be especially young women who are looking for a date on the internet. They get trapped by smooth talking and are then threatened and financially extorted.
The man who was shot and died in front of the Riverside cafe on Rijnstraat in Amsterdam at about 23:00 last night, is known criminal in the Amsterdam underworld Murat Garki (25).
Family members of Dirk Klaas M. have no idea why he extorted John and Linda de Mol. "For us it is a mystery."
A 70 year old man from Zeist has confessed that he extorted and threatened John and Linda de Mol for more than a year. A police spokesperson confirmed that the man was arrested on Wednesday.
The most famous criminal in the Netherlands, Willem Holleeder, is once again in court.
On Tuesday the court in Haalrem starts working on the mega trail around the Andes-investigation, in which Danny K., Dick V. and Willem Holleeder, among others, appear as suspects. 25 hearing days have been allocated to this process. The Public Prosecutor hopes to have the penalty demands ready in January.
The outlaw motorcycle club Mongols, one of he most violent motorcycle clubs in the world, has opened a branch in Amsterdam.
On Wednesday the EVA team of the police Den Haag arrested a 47 year old French fugitive in Grave.
The police announced that the De Mol family has received another blackmail letter.
A spokesperson for the investigation team said on Thursday that "one or two" celebrities have reported to the police who think that they have been harassed by the same person that has been extorting and threatening John and Linda de Mol.
Media mogul John de Mol has been receiving letters from a man who is threatening his sister Linda de Mol and her children if a large sum of money is not transfered to him. Police have published a sketch of at least one person involved in the extortion, and are thoroughly investigating the case.
Amsterdam Mayor Ebehard van der Laan decided not to renew the permit of a major prostitution business in the Wallen. This means that 47 window brothels will have to close.
Joran van der Sloot, convicted of the murder of Peruvian Stephany Flores in 2010, has married his pregnant girlfriend from a Peruvian prison. The private ceremony took place at the maximum security prison facility in Lima.
The Public Prosecutor started a new preliminary investigation into Willem Holleeder on September 10th. The investigation is led by investigating judge SF van Merwijk.
The Supreme Court yesterday sustained the verdict of businessman Jan Dirk Paarlberg.
Real estate trader Paarlberg has to pay a fine of 25,7 million to the state. The court in Haarlem ruled that the 56-year-old Paarlberg received the biggest part of that amount by laundering the money that was extorted by Willem Holleeder from real estate magnate Willem Endstra.