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A man went to a civil-law notary to establish a private limited company. The man submitted the required documents to prove that he was independently authorized to handle the affairs of several private limited companies. A striking fact was that, without exception, the private limited companies were established over a hundred kilometres away from the notary’s business address. In addition, the man lived near the business addresses of the private limited companies. The objects clause of the new private limited company stated the trade in household goods.

Early last month, raids were conducted of four residential premises and one business premises in the province of Groningen. Reason for this was a criminal investigation aimed at four men and a woman. The investigation started after analysis by the North Netherlands Regional Information and Expertise Centre (RIEC). The suspects were using a number of companies in the Netherlands and abroad to run online games of chance, while not in possession of a permit. Part of the illegal proceeds was invested in real estate. Documents, real estate, and three cars were seized during the action by the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD).

In 2016, FIU-Netherlands analysts developed a method to detect money flows that can be linked to the smuggling of refugees from Syria and Iraq to northern and western Europe. With the aid of this method, the analysts traced a Syrian refugee who lives in the Netherlands. The process started with 32 transfers of small sums of money to the Middle East and to countries that dealt with the initial reception of refugees. But new transactions involving much more money were soon discovered. The Syrian made more than 100 cash transactions to a total sum of many millions of euros, while he was living on benefits.

During the 26th Egmont Group Plenary meeting in The Hague, The Netherlands, the Heads of FIU (HoFIU) endorsed the Egmont Information Exchange Working Group's (IEWG) final report on FIU Tools and Practices for Investigating Laundering of the Proceeds of Corruption and its Public Summary.

The changes to the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (“Wwft”), adopted in connection with the implementation of the 4th European Anti Money Laundering Directive came into fo

As of the 25th of July 2018, the Dutch Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act has been adjusted. Please find the alterations on our website. 

A trust office had failed to report a transfer of shares /depositary receipts for shares in time to FIU-Netherlands and consequently received an administrative penalty.

This judgment was rendered by the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (College van Beroep voor het Bedrijfsleven) on 17 January last. Earlier, the court had come to the same conclusion.

We started the new year with our 185th case since the launch in 2012. A high-profile case. In the week before Christmas the court convicted a detained accused for laundering nearly half a million euros.  He was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 20 months and the court ordered the confiscation of laptops among other things, and ordered that income obtained from crime should be taken from him.  The term of imprisonment was partly suspended on account of the person’s ill- health, but he would not be able to spend Christmas with his family.  

Last month three accused heard sentences of up to 16 months demanded against them for fraud and embezzlement of more than one million euros.

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