Editor can call lawyer ‘mafia buddy’

A court has ruled that Jort Kelder, editor of Quote magazine, was within his rights when he called Bram Moszkowicz, one of Holland’s best known lawyers, and Willem Holleeder, one of the country’s most notorious crime boss suspects, ‘mafia buddies’. Moszkowicz is to appeal the decision, says ANP.

The lawyer is defending Holleeder who is awaiting trial for blackmailing several real estate magnates, including Willem Endstra who was murdered in 2004.
Later on Thursday evening, NOS News claimed that Moszkowicz’s office leaked documents to the media to blacken the name of Endstra during the time he was a client. Moszkowicz has strongly denied the allegations.
According to NOS, Endstra’s heirs have asked the Amsterdam Order of Lawyers to ban Moszkowicz from representing Holleeder in the upcoming trial.
Moszkowicz is to hold a press conference on Monday.

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