- Category: News
- Created on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:36
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
Jacques H. is said to have bought a new car every few months at a discounted rate, only paying after selling them on, again for a favourable price. Effectively, therefore, he drove the cars for free.
H., who was responsible for a fleet of 6000 vehicles at the department of defence, is also accused of favouring suppliers who agreed to his personal terms when awarding government contracts.
A whistleblower in the department of defence made the claims of corruption during a parliamentary inquiry into the system for procuring police cars.
After a report appeared in De Telegraaf, the department confirmed it had passed details on to the state prosecutor (Openbare Ministerie/OM).
The Schouten commission was set up by justice minister Ivo Opstelten in response to concerns about the system used to buy and equip about 13,000 police vehicles, at a public cost of €500 million.