Netherlands – The director of an employment agency sentenced for having defrauded the tax authorities of 2 million euros

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October 19, 2021

According to Limburg.nlthe director of a bankrupt employment agency must repay nearly €800,000 to the Dutch state for large-scale wage fraud and fraudulent bankruptcy.

In addition to the sum of money, the man, who lives in Germany, was also sentenced to 33 months in prison by the court in East Brabant last week.

As the director of a bankrupt employment agency, the man had withdrawn a large sum from the estate to the detriment of the estate’s creditors. In three other employment offices for which he was responsible, in Kerkrade, Heerlen, Valkenswaard and Eindhoven, it was established that between 2014 and 2017 a structurally insufficient social charge had been paid.

According to the court, the man had set up a network of legal persons using, among other things, straw men with whom he could make large sums of money disappear. The judges accused this construction of having been put in place by him only to be able to commit fraud.

In handing down his sentence, the court also took into account the fact that the suspect had not cooperated during the investigation and that an amount estimated at 2 million euros which he had concealed from the tax authorities has still not been found.

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