Public Prosecution Authority

Openbaar Ministerie
Oct 3 '14 08:41

The Ministry of Justice will try a group of extremist muslims in The Hague as a 'terrorist organization', which may result in a life sentence for the suspects, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) says.

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Sep 26 '14 09:55

The threat that Dutch nationals will be kidnapped and held hostage abroad is rising, and Dutch people abroad have been told to be extra vigilant for terrorist acts. The Dutch counter-terrorism co-ordinator NCTV's Dick Schoof advises that people in volatile countries in the Middle-East, Asia and Africa have to be extra careful, the NOS reports.

Sep 24 '14 10:58

After a video appeared on Facebook in which a Dutch jihadist in Syria calls on his "brothers in The Netherlands and Belgium" to take action, Dutch intelligence services sounded the alarm. Dick Schoof of the National counter-terrorism unit NCTV says that the threat level "remains substantial", the NOS reports.

Sep 23 '14 11:35

Drivers who have had their cars fitted with the alcohol lock do not also have to appear in court for the same offense, the court in The Hague decided Monday. This is because people are not meant to be punished twice for the same crime, NU.nl reports.

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Sep 23 '14 10:38

Public prosecutor Frits van Straelen says he is convinced that Mohammed Bouyeri "did not act alone" in killing film maker Theo van Gogh on 2 November 2004. In the television program Dossier EenVandaag, Van Straelen says that the case into Van Gogh's murder "produced frustratingly little."

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Sep 11 '14 09:09

The Netherlands Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is investigating the circumstances around the gas explosion in flat complex Breukenhorst in Diemen, which killed two people and injured 15. Investigators will measure culpability of the various parties involved in the incident, NU.nl reports.

Sep 10 '14 08:08

Police have arrested a second suspect in the case surrounding the secret recording of womens' locker rooms at the HGC hockey club in Wassenaar. This arrest was made on the 26th of August. Police are also looking for a third suspect, and the Department of Justice is investigating how far the recorded material has been spread, Het Parool reports.

Hackers or Keyboard users
Sep 5 '14 11:56

The 19-year-old hacker Jair M. from Rotterdam has been sentenced to a prison term of 13 months, 12 of which are conditional. M. haked around 2000 computers, collecting 42 million private files. The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) demanded added psychiatric treatment which, to M.'s relief, he did not receive, the NOS reports.

Huizen
Sep 5 '14 11:28

On Thursday, three of the four parents suspected of jihadism who were arrested in Huizen were released. Mayor Fons Hertog says he is unsure what they will do, or what will happen with their children, who were taken away by child services, De Telegraaf reports.

Hackers or Keyboard users
Aug 27 '14 11:26

The Netherlands Public Prosecution Authority (OM) has received a letter from prominent Dutch hackers, arguing that hacking should not be criminalized, NU.nl reports.

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Aug 27 '14 11:04

Four of the biggest Dutch banks, Abn Amro, ING, Rabobank and SNS Reaal are going to work together with the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) and the National internet Scamming Hotline (LMIO) to work on a database of internet scams, and more information on fraudulent websites, Het Parool reports.

The Vinkeveense Plassen. Source: Wikimedia/Jan Dijkstra
Aug 22 '14 14:22

The captain of the speedboat involved in the fatal collision on the Vinkeveense Plassen early in August has been released. The speedboat rammed into a sloop, leaving two of the sloop's four passengers dead.

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Aug 21 '14 09:36

The glorification of violence on social media is something that worries the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) in The Netherlands. The OM is monitoring the internet for signs of this, as well as calls to open violence, but cannot yet take action against this, as there is no law to allow this, De Telegraaf reports.

Aug 20 '14 10:29

The 42-year-old director of a taxi company, believed to be Prestige Greencab in Utrecht, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of having embezzled €1.6 million in subsidy money. The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) will not confirm the name of the cab company, RTV Utrecht reports.

Aug 18 '14 13:57

Monday sees the launch of the first budget negotiations after the Summer. Ministers tell NU.nl that the talks are positive, and it does not look like there will be more stringent budget cuts.

Haarlem
Aug 15 '14 13:21

In Haarlem, police action against the city's 'top-25 criminals' of Moroccan origin is hitting a roadblock, mainly due to the refusal of their parents to offer the authorities any help, De Telegraaf reports.

Margerethe and Nadja
Aug 14 '14 08:54

The 55-year-old Nadja tells authorities that she drove her mother's body to the Czech Republic in order to give her a proper farewell. As the woman is held suspect in her own mother's murder, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is questioning whether her mother was already dead at departure, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Vinkeveense Plassen
Aug 11 '14 10:37

A spokesperson for the Public Prosecution Authority (OM), says that the driver of the speedboat that crashed into a sloop on the Vinkeveense Plassen earlier this month was three times over the alcohol limit.

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Aug 7 '14 09:26

Residents in The Hague's Moerwijk and Stationsbuurt neighborhoods report that big teams of policemen executed an operation in their streets, and are not sure why, Den Haag FM reports.

Carabinieri
Aug 1 '14 11:58

A member of the notorious Italian 'Ndrangheta' mob has been arrested in a large-scale sting operation directed at mafia operations in Europe. The 46-year old Marc B., who runs a restaurant in Amsterdam, was arrested in February on suspicion of involvement in the mafia, including the delivery of cocaine to the Ndrangheta, De Volkskrant reports.

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Jul 22 '14 15:14

The children who were sitting on the roof of the dugout when in collapsed during a school softball tournament in Twijzel are not to blame for its collapse, according to the Public Prosecution Authority (OM).

MH17
Jul 21 '14 16:30

As investigations into the flight MH17 crash in Ukraine are underway, the Dutch Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is suspecting murder, war crimes and the intention of making a plane crash, the NRC reports.

Jul 17 '14 08:21

A briefcase containing €175,000 was lost by the police in an undercover operation. Despite the briefcase having been fitted out with a tracking device, the money was still lost, the Telegraaf reports.

Goldies
Jul 3 '14 10:01

A third suspect in the Duerne jewelery store robbery has been caught in Stuttgart, Germany. According to the NOS, it is a 27-year-old man of Moroccan/Dutch nationality.

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