Former ministers do not witness in corruption process

Former ministers do not witness in corruption process

World June 16, 2017 12:15

rotterdam - The former defense ministers Eimert van Middelkoop and Henk Kamp do not have to testify in the corruption process regarding the purchase of public service vehicles in Rotterdam.

The court filed a request from the councilors of six suspects of defense and police officials on Friday. According to the court, those requests were insufficiently substantiated. For the trial of the third ex-minister, Hans Hillen, the court makes a decision. First, the judges want to study his trial on this issue by the National Recherche. The other ministers have not been heard.

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Hillen declared in 2014 according to NRC against justice that he deliberately informed the Chamber about the corruption affair. Hillen feared that the Chamber would be so close to him that he would no longer be able to work.

The corruption affair is about bribery of officials in the purchase of cars for police and defense by importers of Volkswagen (Pon), Renault and Peugeot. The counselors wanted to ask Kamp and Van Middelkoop about favors, discounts or services they would have received.

Camp (Economic Affairs) called 'stupid' at the beginning of June that he approved his private car in 2006 by Pon. That happened during the period that Kamp was Minister of Defense. He received two free navigation CDs worth around 250 euros. The name of Van Middelkoop is also mentioned in the criminal file about the provision of a replacement car.

The counselors of the suspects argued last Tuesday at a meeting that distinguished the Public Prosecutor in prosecutions.

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