Meat trader Willy Selten stood in front of the court in Den Bosch once more on Tuesday morning pleading his innocence, and saying that horse meat entering the beef supply chain was a simple administrative failure, according to Hart van Nederland. The prosecutor accused Selten of intentionally mixing horse meat and beef and selling it as pure beef, and called for a five-year prison sentence.
Meat trader Willy Selten admits that mistakes were made during the processing of horse meat on his farm in Oss, but he denies that he knowingly and intentionally tampered with the meat. Stelten therefore assumes that he will be acquitted when the lawsuit against him begins next week, NU reports.
An internal investigation of the ABN Amro branch in Dubai found no evidence of fraud committed by employees. There was also no evidence of terrorist financing or money laundering. There was, however, evidence that internal rules were violated.
Former Imtech CEO Rene van der Bruggen allegedly supplied the German branch of the company with false invoices amounting to tens of millions of Euros, according to investigations by De Telegraaf and German Handelsblatt. The money was then used to cover up financial losses made in the Netherlands, according to broadcaster BNR.
An Australian man has been arrested in the Philippines on suspicion of abusing at least 8 children in a horrible way. The body of a 10 year old girl, who was (probably) killed by his abuse and mistreatment, was found in a house that the suspect used to rent. Her body has been unearthed from the floor of the house for further investigation.
The Prosecutor’s Office in Amsterdam is pushing forward with a demand for more prison time for former Noord-Holland provincial executive Ton Hooijmaijers. The Attorney General today in appellate court demanded four years for the VVD politician.
The Public Prosecutor is going after an egg hatchery from Babberich and three egg farms from Landhorst, Leveroij and Haule for selling millions of ordinary eggs as free range eggs.
The VVD will start its election campaign under a dark cloud of integrity scandals. Investigations into two VVD parliamentarians threaten to overshadow everything else. The campaign starts tonight with Prime Minister Mark Rutte on TV at Jinek.
Minister Ronald Plasterk (Internal Affairs) has called on municipalities to make more house calls to fight against "address fraud", where people give up false addresses to profit from housing benefits and student financing, among other things.
In addition to controversy and concerns surrounding parliamentarian Mark Verheijen, the VVD is may now well be dealing with another politician under investigation. According to the AD, Kathalijne de Kruif, the VVD faction leader from Maarssen, seems to be part of a major criminal investigation.
Some of Philips' small foreign partner companies stole a total of about 20 million euros from the Dutch technology company by committing large-scale corporate fraud, De Telegraaf reports based on research from the Financieele Dagblad.
The flexible labor market leads to an increasing amount of fraud in companies, because employees are less loyal to their employers. This is according to the annual report of business crime by Hoffman Bedrijfsrecherche, the NU reports.
Russian hacker Vladimir Drinkman will be extradited to the United States, a court in the Netherlands determined Tuesday. Washington wants to prosecute Drinkman for hacking U.S. companies, being a member of a criminal organization, counterfeiting payment cards, money laundering and fraud.
A court in Amsterdam will this week open the trial against five people who defrauded the city for €40,000.
The Public Prosecutor of the district of Maastricht is investigating fraud in the construction of the A2 tunnel. The general manager of Avenue2 and another manager have been custody for some time. The Dagblad De Limburger and the Limburgs Dagblad reported this on Wednesday.
Two teenagers from Zoetermeer were arrested on Sunday for fraud. They went door to door as newspaper deliverers and collected money from residents. The money was eventually donated to Serious Request.
The prosecutor has called for a €2.4 million fine against Hubert Mollenkamp, former CEO of Rochdale, during his pre-trial hearing in court today. The former head of the Amsterdam housing corporation is facing charges of bribery, tax evasion, money laundering and perjury.
At least 118 arrests have been made in connection with a global investigation aimed at ending the fraudulent purchase of airline tickets. Arrests came via the Global Airport Action, an alliance formed by centers at Europol in The Hague, Interpol in Singapore and Ameripol in Bogota. Several of those arrested were in the Netherlands.
According to De Telegraaf, the investigation service VROM-IOD already knew about the misconduct and conflicts of interest within Rochdale seven years ago.
The ingenious new bank cars that allow contact-less payment, are only safe against criminals in a metal case or wrapped in aluminum foil.
The Amsterdam notary office Van Ligten & Van Ligten is filing a lawsuit against Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice. This lawsuit is filed because important information is being witheld around the massive fraud at Amsterdam notary Blijleven.
Randstad and Adecco, two of the largest Dutch temporary employment agencies, violate the privacy laws of their workers at different points.
Justice along with the tax investigation service FIOD raided the media company of Peter Jan Rens in the Stompetoren, North Holland. Three men were arrested, Rens is not among them.