Netherlands: Policeman denies selling information to criminals and laundering proceeds
16 Jan 2018

Mark M. appeared in court on Monday to answer charges that he laundered €79,000 that he received for passing on information from confidential files. M. admitted that he had trawled police computers as a ‘hobby’ but denied selling the information to criminals.

M. spent six years in police service until he was arrested in September 2015.

He was alleged to have arranged ‘subscriptions’ starting at €5,000 a month for criminals to obtain information held in the BlueView information system.

Police found €4,000 in cash at M.’s home in Weert. But the former officer said the cash came from a business venture in Ukraine, his girlfriend’s native country, where transactions are commonly made in cash.

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