Gangland killing witness tried to sell story

The crown witness in a case involving a series of gangland killings in the Amsterdam underworld offered to sell his story to the Telegraaf for €50,000 last year, says the Volkskrant on its website on Monday. For €100,000 he was prepared to be interviewed on tv.

The man offered to spill the beans about his involvement in the murders to crime journalist John van den Heuvel.
Later in 2006, the man, Peter La S. made a deal with the public prosecution service confessing to his involvement in the murder of Kees Houtman and preparations for other killings in return for a lower sentence. According to the Volkskrant it is the first deal the justice department has ever made with a murder suspect.

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