Holleeder case: jail term demand this pm

Suspected crime boss Willem Holleeder and nine others on trial on blackmail charges will hear on Monday afternoon what jail terms the public prosecutor believes they should face.

The maximum sentence the prosecutor can demand is 16 years.
Holleeder is accused of blackmailing three property magnates. Two of them, Kees Houtman and Willem Endstra, have been murdered. Holleeder, whose trial was postponed when he developed heart problems, denies the charges.
On Friday ANP news service reported that the public prosecutor had dropped one of the cases against Holleeder. There is insufficient evidence about his part in the blackmailing of property tycoon John Wijsmuller to proceed with the case, says ANP.

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