Language Switcher Fallback

Overstepping the mark

A civil-law notary who had been removed from office and appealed against the sentence received an even heavier sentence.  The Court of Appeal sentenced him to twelve months’ imprisonment, of which three months suspended, for forgery of documents, laundering and knowingly completing and filing an incorrect tax return. It was considered proved that he had been involved in fraudulent activities in the winding-up of an estate. When the tax authorities started asking awkward questions he also saw to it that the information provided by the parties concerned matched. At the start of the investigation, which eventually led to the above sentence, and for the purpose of the investigation, FIU-Netherlands provided the investigative team with a file containing transactions of a total amount of 1.7 million euros.