Former mosque director arrested

Amsterdam police have arrested the former director of the city’s still-to-be-built Western mosque in connection with an investigation into embezzlement and money laundering.

Earlier this year, the mosque’s new leadership made a formal complaint against Üzeyir Kabaktepe, alleging he had syphoned off €1.5m in mosque funds into his own investment company Manderen.
Manderen had been awared the contract to build the mosque by Turkish organisation Milli Görüs.

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