Netherlands: Roof greenhouse part of corruption investigation

A Dutch alderman from The Hague is a suspect in a corruption case.  It's possible that the roof greenhouse on top of De Schilde, which was declared bankrupt last year, was also involved.

Sources declared to the Algemeen Dagblad, that studied the case, that investigation is being done into 'more than just two night permits'. The former alderman, Richard de Mos, argued in the city hall of The Hague for a new usage of the De Schilde municipal building. The old Philips building until last year housed a city greenhouse, but it went bankrupt. Now there are a lot of vacancies.

Last summer, De Mos took over this file on behalf of the city council from his fellow alderman Liesbeth van Tongeren. "De Mos made a hard claim then," a well-informed source confirmed, according to the AD.

As an alderman for economy, De Mos had been looking for some time for suitable business locations, for which there is a blatant shortage in the city. De Mos also had a good idea for De Schilde: labor migrants could be given accommodation there. His befriended entrepreneur Atilla had plans for this, as local residents confirmed to the AD.

Justice Department does not want to confirm whether De Schilde is part of the corruption investigation.

Source: Algemeen Dagblad

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