Monday 21 September 2020

ING embroiled in Russian money laundering network: Investico

ING embroiled in Russian money laundering network: Investico

An ING subsidiary in Poland has for years helped its clients to move large amounts of money out of Russia, the FD, Trouw and investigative journalism platform Investico said on Monday. The claim is based on leaked documents from the American finance ministry’s fraud investigation department Fincen, which details thousands of suspect transactions involving some of the world’s biggest banks. Two Dutch securities traders – Tristane Capital and Schildershoven Finance – were said to be ‘key players’ in the shift... More >

Man questioned about death of Marken girl

A 28-year-old man from Germany has been questioned about the death of 14-year-old Tamar, the Marken girl who left her home after a row about bedtimes and was killed by a car. The man is the owner of the grey Mazda which is now thought to have hit the girl, leaving her for dead on the edge of the road on the mainland. The man was questioned on Wednesday and came to the Netherlands voluntarily, following the intervention of a... More >

Prison sentences for Whatsapp fraudsters

Two men from Deventer have been jailed for 2.5 and 3 years respectively for conning people out of money via social media messaging service Whatsapp. The two pretended to be relatives in urgent need of money using photographs lifted off the internet to prove their identity. The money was then transferred to the account of an accomplice and taken out of a cash machine as soon as it arrived. Most victims were conned out of a couple of hundred euros... More >

Covid-19 fine is likely to be cut to €99

MPs from three of the four coalition parties want the fine issued to people who accidentally fail to keep 1.5 metres from others to be cut from €390 to €99 – which means they would no longer end up with a criminal record. The fine is being anchored in law in new legislation to replace the emergency powers that officials are currently using to implement coronavirus-related rules. Now VVD, D66 and ChristenUnie MPs say the amount must be lowered to... More >

Man fined €750 for Rutte death threat

A 55 year-old man from Tilburg has been ordered to pay a €750 fine for making death threats against prime minister Mark Rutte and health minister Hugo de Jonge on Twitter, broadcaster NOS reports. Dion van B, who was also told to write a letter of apology, posted several menacing tweets showing his anger at the corona measures. On June 15 he wrote ‘The country is going to pot. It’s time for a bullet for the whole cabinet and particularly... More >

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