DSB boss had €8m dividends in 10 years

Dirk Scheringa, the founder of bankrupt bank DSB, was paid €8m in dividends over the past 10 years, his tax advisor told reporters on Thursday.

Scheringa asked for the figures to be made public after campaigner Peter Lakeman claimed in the Telegraaf he had up to €45m stashed away. Lakeman earlier called on DSB customers who felt they had been mistreated to withdraw their savings, starting a run on the bank which led to its eventual collapse.
The tax advisor said Scheringa had paid €2.1m in tax over the dividends. Scheringa claims that following the bankruptcy of the bank and holding company he has nothing left apart from three houses. Two of the houses will be sold to pay for his keep, he told reporters earlier.

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