Luxembourg provided no incriminating information in the case Of Laarhoven
A court in Luxembourg has ruled that incriminating facts against the former coffeeshophouder Johan van Laarhoven not by the TO in the Netherlands may be used.
It had TO the authorities in Luxembourg asked for help in the investigation of money laundering and drug trafficking against Van Laarhoven, who is already 2.5 years trapped in Thailand.
A tribunal in Luxembourg has established that the Netherlands incriminating facts has unlawfully obtained, as is apparent from the judgment. Also, the attorney-general in Den Bosch not met the Luxembourg request exactly what information it wanted to include and for which it was needed.
According to defence counsel, Sidney Smeets means the Luxembourg judgment “for a sensitive touch on the fingers”. The founder of the coffeeshopketen The Grass Company in 2014 by a Thai court to 103 years in prison for money laundering in the Netherlands, he earned with hasjverkoop.
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The lawyer, Van Laarhoven argues that the Netherlands at the Luxembourgers would have pretended that the research focuses on belastingfeiten. In reality, it was a broader investigation into money laundering and drug trafficking, says Smeets.
It is still the question of the extent to which the Luxembourg ruling the ex-coffeeshophouder can help in his appeal, in writing, and in march or april to a statement. Smeets wants the Thai court to prove that Van Laarhoven legalized in the Netherlands in hash and pot has acted. That is, according to him, only tax questions.
“I don’t know whether this is the Luxembourg judgment can be used to Van Laarhoven, to relieve,” he says.
The Public Ministry can not yet respond to the Luxembourg ruling. The verdict is not read and not translated, according to a spokeswoman. Soon falls a vervolgingsbeslissing to expect to the coffeeshopimperium, consisting of four coffeeshops in Den Bosch and Tilburg. According to the ORDER by the criminal organization suspected fraud more than 20 million euro earned.